Elections 2018: 13 Nagaland Booths to go For Repolls on 2 March
The results of polls in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura will be declared on 3 March.
The results for the Assembly elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland will be announced along with Tripura on 3 March. In both the states, the BJP is contesting the long-standing stints of the Congress and the Left Front, respectively.
- 13 Nagaland booths will go for repolling on 2 March
- Nagaland recorded 75% polling while Meghalaya 67% in the Assembly polls held in the two northeastern states on 27 February
- In the last Assembly elections, 90.57% polling was recorded in Nagaland and 89% in Meghalaya
- One person was injured in a blast at a polling station in Nagaland’s Tizit
- In Nagaland, NDPP chief Neiphiu Rio was declared elected unopposed from the Northern Angami-II constituency ahead of the polls
- Both states have a 60-member House each, but voting was held for 59 constituencies in both
Re-polling in 13 Nagaland Booths on 2 March
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland on Thursday announced re-polling in 13 booths spread across nine Assembly constituencies on 2 March.
The re-polling will be held from 7 am to 3 pm, CEO Abhijit Sinha said. The nine constituencies where re-polling would be held are Tamlu, Peren, Kohima Town, Chizami, Phek, Meluri, Tizit, Pungro-Kiphire and Llongkhim-Chare.
Repolling was ordered in the other booths following reports of snatching of EVMs, misuse of electoral photo identity cards and miscreants not allowing voters to exercise their franchise.
Sinha said polling could not be held in one booth in Tamlu constituency on February 27 due to the alleged intervention of the Assam Police with claims that the booth falls under Disturbed Area Belt between Assam and Nagaland.
The Election Commission has directed that fresh poll be conducted there at some alternative temporary structure, the CEO said.
(With PTI inputs)
Assembly Polls Voters Turnout: 75% in Nagaland, 67% in Meghalaya
75% and 67% voting turnout recorded respectively in Nagaland and Meghalaya Assembly polls till 4 pm.
The polling percentage is likely to go up as long queues were reported in a number of polling stations even after the polling was scheduled to close at 4 pm, PTI said quoting an election commission officer.
Voting Till 1 PM - 56% in Nagaland, 27% in Meghalaya
As per the latest numbers reported by ANI, Nagaland recorded (56 percent) almost double the polling numbers as compared to Meghalaya (27.75 percent) till 1 PM.
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