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215 candidates to battle it out at the polls

With 62 nominations of candidates either withdrawn or rejected, the total number of candidates in fray for assembly elections in 40 constituencies is 215.

The nomination process had started on Feb 3 and continued till Feb 13. The final date of withdrawal of nominations was on Thursday.

Joint Chief Electoral Officer Narayan Navti informed reporters that of the total number of candidates, eight are women.

BJP-MGP alliance is contesting on 39 seats but it has not fielded a single woman candidate. The alliance is however supporting independent candidate Nirmala Sawant in Cumbarjua constituency.

Congress-NCP alliance, which is contesting all 40 seats, has fielded three women candidates, whereas Trinamool Congress Party has given two out of 20 seats, it will contest, to women candidates.

Elections in Goa will occur on 3 March, with the result set to be announced on 6 March.

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