Puducherry, Mar 27: The nomination papers of 18 candidates filed for the Lok Sabha elections for the lone Puducherry seat on April 18 were found valid on scrutiny here on Wednesday.
As many as 37 nomination papers were filed and the rest were rejected for various reasons.
The papers of congress candidate V Vaithilingam, NR Congress candidate Dr Narayansamy and MNM candidate Dr MAS Subramanian were found intact.
For the Thattanchavady assembly by election ten out of the eleven nominations were found valid on scrutiny.
The main candidates are Nedumchezhiyan of the NR Congress and Venkatesan of the DMK.
March 29 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations. (UNI)