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83.12 per cent polling recorded in lone Nagaland LS seat

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

An overall 83.12 per cent voter turnout was recorded in for the lone constituency, on April 11, a said on Saturday.

For the 26-Aonglenden bye-poll, held simultaneously with the elections, around 84.35 per cent voters cast their ballots, Chief Electoral (CEO) said.

Interacting with here, the said altogether 10,02,670 electorate out of 12,06,287 general voters exercised their franchise for the 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, 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

The bye-poll to the 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency was a straight contest between 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 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.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 18:20 IST