A total of 43 candidates, including Union minister
Rajyavardan Singh Rathore, filed their nomination papers Tuesday for the second phase of Lok Sabha
elections in Rajasthan, officials said.
As per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Rajasthan, the candidates filed nominations in 12 Lok Sabha
The first phase of election for 13 seats in the state will be held on April 29 while in the second phase, 12 seats go to polls on May 6
Among those who filed their nomination papers Tuesday include BJP's sitting MP
rural, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sumedhanand Saraswati from Sikar and Rahul Kaswan
from Churu besides Sheopat Ram of the CPI (M) from Bikaner and Congress's Jyoti Mirdha
The nomination process for the second phase began in the state on Wednesday.
The last date for filing nominations for the second phase is April 18.
The papers will be scrutinised on April 20 and names can be withdrawn until April 22.
The 12 Lok Sabha constituencies covered in this phase are Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur
Rural, Jaipur Urban, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur.