Hyderabad : A total of 333 candidates remained in the fray for 25 Lok Sabha seats and 2,243 for 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra after the deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended Wednesday.
Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituencies have the highest number of candidates - 22 each. Chittoor has only seven candidates.
State chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal told reporters Wednesday that Kurnool assembly constituency has the highest number of contestants at 36. Seven assembly constituencies have only six candidates each.