There was a mad rush to file nominations for the municipal elections on the last day Monday with most of the candidates waiting for the last moment rushing to hand in their papers.
The highest number of nominations to be filed on the last day was for Margao Municipal Council where a whopping 71 nomination papers were filed.
As many as 44 candidates filed their papers for the Canacona Municipal Council elections on Monday with 11 of them for ward No. 6 where not a single nomination was received till then.
There was a flurry of activity in Quepem too with 45 candidates filing their papers on the last day while at Vasco 32 nominations were received for the Mormugao Municipal Council.
With 21 candidates filing their papers on the last day at Bicholim, the total number of candidates in the fray here has gone up to 66 and at Valpoi 14 filed their papers on the last date.
In comparison only nine candidates filed their papers on the last date for the Cuncolim Municipal Council.
The nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny on Tuesday and the clear picture of who is in the race will only be known after 15th October which is the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers.