New Delhi: The State Election Commission on Wednesday examined the nominations filed by different party workers for the MCD elections on April 15.  The Returning Officers rejected 24 nomination papers. However, the EC said the exact figure of rejected nominations will be declared on Thursday.

As per the information received by the state Election Commission, the nominations of 24 candidates were rejected as their forms were incomplete and wrongly filed. Four nominations filed by the Rashtriya Lok Dal and one each by the BSP and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have been rejected.

More than 3000 nominations have been filed for the municipal polls.  Some candidates went to the extent of filling as many as four forms. Since there is no provision of accepting multiple forms , remaining three forms were automatically rejected by the EC.

Meanwhile, the nominations filed by the covering candidate of any party will be rejected if the documents submitted by the official candidate are accepted by the EC. From Thursday onwards, the EC will start withdrawing names. The process will end on March 31. Thereafter, the candidates from different political parties will enter the electoral battle field.