Bhubaneswar:4/4/19: The filing of nominations for third phase elections in Odisha concluded today with 186 assembly candidates and 35 Lok Sabha candidates filing nomination on Thursday.
A total of 399 candidates have filed nominations for 42 Assembly, while 69 candidates have filed nominations for six LS seats which are going to polls in the third phase.
Similarly, 15 assembly and two LS nominations were filed today for the fourth phase elections in Odisha. While 33 candidates have filed nominations for 42 assembly seats, four candidates submitted their nomination papers for six LS seats going to the polls in the fourth phase.
In order to ensure smooth conduct of Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in the state, 7785 non-bailable warrants (NBWs) have been issued and 39,223 persons have been detained as per Sections 107/116 of the India Penal Code. Besides, 4698 licensed arms have been deposited with the district administrations, while 196 illegal arms and 1229.032 kilograms of explosive materials have been seized.