Dehra Dun: A total of 911 candidates have filed their nominations for 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand where polling is scheduled to be held on January 30.

"At the end of the filing of nominations process on Friday, 911 candidates are now in the fray," Uttarakhand Chief Election Officer Radha Raturi said here.

A total of 384 candidates on Friday filed their nomination papers, she said.

State education minister Matbar Singh Kandari (BJP), former minister Nav Prabhat (Cong) and Manish Tiwari (Cong), nephew of veteran Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister N D Tiwari, were among those who filed their nominations on the last day.

The scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on Saturday, while the last date of withdrawal of names is January 16.

Both ruling BJP and main opposition Congress have fielded their candidates on all the 70 seats in the hill state where nearly 64 lakh voters are expected to exercise their franchise.

(Agencies)