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78.76 voter turnout in Nagaland Lok Sabha seat

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

An estimated 78.67 per cent voter turnout was recorded for the lone seat in and 84.3 per cent for the byelection to constituency on Thursday, top said.

The voting figures are provisional and the the final turnout will be known on Friday, (CEO) told a press conference here.

The polling concluded without any incident of violence, except some complaints for malfunctioning of EVMs in around 35 polling stations which was later rectified and voting concluded peacefully, the said.

has a total of 12,13,777 electorates, comprising of 5,98,503 women and 6,15,274 men voters, including 7415 service voters.

Four candidates INCs K L Chishi, NDPPs Tokheho Yepthomi, NPPs Hayithung Tungoe and Independent Dr M M Thromwa Konyak are in the fray for the seat.

The said his office has taken up the issue of Deputy Y Patton wearing a BJP stole while casting vote at his native village at in his home constituency 37-Tyui in district.

He also said that the has demanded re-poll in the polling station as a video circulating in the has shown the Deputy CM getting inside the polling station and verifying several voters slip and casting the vote.

He said the appropriate action against the Deputy CM will be finalized only after Friday's scrutiny.

cast his vote at Touphema under his home constituency in Northern Angami-II. Opposition Leader T R Zeliang did it in Jalukie town of district.

NDPP nominee Tokheho Yepthomi exercised the franchise at Naharbari polling station while INC nominee K L Chishi casted his vote at Atoizu in district.

The bypoll to segment is a straight contest between the Congress nominee Alemjongshi Longkumer and Sharingain Longkumer of ruling NDPP.

The bypoll was necessitated following the demise of sitting ruling MLA Imtikumzuk in September last year.

Aonglenden has a total of 12,436 electorates including 6,146 male and 6,290 female voters and it recorded a voter turnout of 84.3 per cent.

Asked about single member of a family casting vote for the entire family, which has been reported from several quarters, the said there are no documentary evidence of such practices while there are no complaints of proxy voting and booth capturing too.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:20 IST