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Heavy turnout in Nagaland Lok Sabha polls

IANS  |  Kohima 

Voting in the lone parliamentary seat ended peacefully on Thursday, with an estimated 78 per cent voter turnout.

"We expect the percentage to increase," told IANS.

"Polling has been conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner with no report of major incidents," Sinha said.

However, he said there were reports of snags in some electronic voting machines (EVMs) but these were quickly replaced.

has 12,13,777 voters, including 596,134 women.

Outgoing of the ruling Nationalist (NDPP) is seeking re-election for a second time.

He is pitted against former and nominee K.L. Chishi, National People's Party's Hayithung Tungoe and Indepdent candidate

Yephtomi is supported by the ruling People's headed by that comprises the NDPP, Bharatiya Janata Party, and an Independent member.

Chishi, the richest candidate in the fray, is backed by the opposition Naga People's Front.

"We are confident of winning the election with a comfortable margin," Rio told IANS.

Meanwhile, 83 per cent of the 12,482 voters cast their votes to elect their new member to the assembly from Aonglenden constituency.

The NDPP fielded Sharingain Longkumer against Congress'

The by-election was necessitated due to death of NDPP in September 2018.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 18:42 IST