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Straight fight between NDPP & NPF in Nagaland LS bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The bypoll to the sole seat in on May 28 will witness a straight fight between the ruling NDPP and the opposition NPF, Returning M has said.

As of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and C Apok Jamir of the Naga People's Front (NPF) did not withdraw nomination till the expiry of the official time last evening, only these two candidates were in fray, told yesterday.

The bypoll to the seat in has been necessitated following the resignation of

Rio had resigned from the in February this year, to contest the Assembly election.

Rio, who is now the chief minister, had won unopposed from the Northern Angami-II seat in district.

Veteran Yepthomi is also the consensus candidate of the partners in the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDA) government.

comprises NDPP (18), BJP (12), NPP (2) and JD(U) and Independent (one each)

The opposition NPF, with 26 legislators, has nominated former Rajya Sabha and ex-MLA, C Apok Jamir.

At a meeting with the candidates yesterday, the returning urged them and the respective political parties to strictly adhere to the Model Code of Conduct, which has been in force since the announcement of the polls on April 26 last.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 12:50 IST