The process of filing nomination papers has begun with notification for the second phase elections, said Chief Electoral Officer Mona Sharma.

"The candidates can file their nominations from 11 am to 3 pm from March 19 to March 26. The scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on March 27 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination is on March 29," she said.

However, there will be no nomination filing on government holidays, she said, adding that polling of votes will take place from 7 am till 6 pm on April 17.

The 11 Lok Sabha seats under which voting will take place for Assembly elections along Parliamentary polls on April 17 are Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Bhubaneswar.

(Agencies)

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