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K L Chishi is Congress' candidate for Nagaland LS seat

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The Saturday announced that former K L would be its candidate for Nagaland's lone seat.

Chishi, who served briefly as of in 1990, had quit the to join the BJP. contested the 2018 state elections unsuccessfully as BJP candidate from Atoizu A/C under district.

returned to the Congress' fold recently and said, I have rejoined since my heart and spirit could never be separated from the party that has been the true epitome of secularism and upholding the sanctity of the Indian Constitution".

The Congress also announced that Alemjongshi Longkumer, a former state bureaucrat, would contest the byelection from the constituency seat in

Announcing the candidates for both the elections, Pradesh Congress Committee G K Zhimomi said that their candidature was approved by the of the All India Congress Committee.

The announcement was made late last night, he said.

Zhimomi said that the ticket distribution would be held on Wednesday in Dimapur.

The only opposition in the state Assembly Naga Peoples Front - is yet to declare its candidates for the two elections but has informed that party tickets would be distributed along with tickets for Manipur seats on Tuesday in Kohima.

The ruling People's has distributed tickets for both the elections to sitting (NDPP) for the parliamentary seat and Shiraingain Longkumer for the Assembly seat.

O Tinujungshi Longkumer, brother of late Imtikumzuk Longkumer, who was the NDPP legislator of Assembly segment, has also declared to contest the bypoll as

Nominations for both the seats will open and conclude on March 18 while the poll will be held on April 11.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 19:35 IST