Uttar pradesh polls as many as 249 candidates are left to contest on 12 Assembly seats. Twelve nominations were rejected or cancelled by district election officers after the scrutiny. In all, 261 nominations were filed. The final list of candidates is yet to be prepared as February 1 is the last date to withdraw names. Officials informed that three nominations each were cancelled in Phaphamau and city north assembly seats while four were cancelled in city south.
Besides, one nomination each was cancelled in Phulpur and Koraon. The highest number of 27 candidates are contesting in Phulpur while 26 each will be trying their luck in Phaphamau and Karchana. Similarly, 25 candidates are contesting elections
in Meja while 23 will be trying their luck in Bara.