The Haryana assembly election next month is headed for a bigger contest than in the past with 1,874 candidates filing their nominations till Friday evening.
Friday was the last day for filing nominations for the 90 seats. Election to the assembly takes place Oct 13.
The number of candidates has gone up considerably compared to the February 2005 and February 2000 elections when respectively 1,449 and 1,480 candidates had filed their nominations.
The state goes to polls on October 13.