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Candidates of major political parties:-
- Bharatiya Janata Party candidate :Ashu Verma,
- Congress candidate: Lalman Singh
- Samajwadi Party candidate: Sudhan Rawat
On the last day for withdrawal of nominations from the mayor by-election race in Ghaziabad on Thursday, one candidate withdrew his papers leaving the total number of contestants to 12.
The polling of votes for the by-election will take place on February 14, while the counting of votes will be held on February 16. A total of 15 candidates had submitted their nominations for contesting the mayor by-polls. The district administration had earlier rejected candidature of two applicants during scrutiny.
On Thursday, Zakir Saifi, an independent candidate withdrew his nomination papers. "On Friday, the district administration will allot symbols to the 12 candidates who have remained on the final list. Voting will take place through electronic voting machines on February 14," said a senior administration official.
The final list includes candidates belonging to three major political parties in Uttar Pradesh, viz, Congress, BJP and SP. The BSP has chosen to remain out of the election fray and has not fielded any candidate.
A total of 11,77,276 voters have been enumerated in the list that has been drawn up for the mayor by-election. The post, reserved for members of the OBC, has been lying vacant since August 2015 following the death of sitting mayor Teluram Kamboj.