At least 579 candidates withdrew their nominations for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly polls on Thursday, an official said.
Among the prominent leaders who withdrew their nominations include BJP dissident Gyan Deo Ahuja and Bhawani Singh Rajawat whereas in the Congress, Ramchandra Sardana also decided not to contest the polls following talks with senior party leaders.
According to the chief electoral officer, 579 candidates have withdrawn their nominations and the figure is likely to be updated further.
Till November 19, 3,293 candidates had filed 4,285 nominations, of which 612 nominations were rejected, he said.
Over 2,000 candidates are in the race for elections scheduled on December 7, he added.
723 valid MCC violations reported through C-vigil app in Rajasthan: EC
As many as 1211 cases of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations have been reported through C-vigil app in Rajasthan so far, out of which 723 complaints were found valid and disposed in stipulated time, a senior official said.
Bharatpur has reported the highest number of violations with 273 cases through the app while Kota reported the second-highest number of cases, additional chief election commissioner Dr Joga Ram said here.
However, 339 complaints were rejected, 17 were pending for decision and 132 other complaints were rejected by the teams at the district control room.
"The execution of 'C-vigil' aap has been quite successful in Rajasthan. The complaints are first registered at the DCCs from where it is marked to the flying squad. In Rajasthan not a single case is pending at the DCC level," the officer said.