83.12% polling recorded in lone Nagaland LS seat

PTI Kohima | Updated on April 13, 2019

An overall 83.12 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Nagaland for the lone Lok Sabha constituency, on April 11, a senior election official said on Saturday.

For the 26-Aonglenden bye-poll, held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections, around 84.35 per cent voters cast their ballots, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha said. Interacting with media persons here, the CEO said altogether 10,02,670 electorate out of 12,06,287 general voters exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

The voter turnout in this election is 5.13 per cent lesser compared to the 88.25 per cent figure in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he said. Sinha added that 5,07,404 were male voters and 4,95,266 female.

Four candidates Congress’s K L Chishi, PDA consensus candidate and NDPP’s Tokheho Yepthomi, NPP’s Hayithung Tungoe and Independent M M Thromwa Konyak were in fray for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland. The bye-poll to the 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency was a straight contest between Congress nominee Alemjongshi Longkumer and Sharingain Longkumer of the ruling NDPP.

The by-poll was necessitated following the demise of sitting MLA Imtikumzuk in September last year. Meanwhile, Returning Officer M Patton said that following the scrutiny of documents of presiding officers on Friday, no recommendation for repoll at any polling station has been necessitated.

Published on April 13, 2019

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