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83 pc voting in Nagaland bypolls

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DIMAPUR, Nov 3 - The by-elections to the two Assembly constituencies in Nagaland recorded 83.69 polling today. Voting took place amid strict adherence to COVID-19 safety measures and tight security across 99 polling stations.

Election officials said the polling in the two seats � 14 Southern Angami-I in Kohima district and 60 Pungro-Kiphirein Kiphire district � ended peacefully at 4 pm.

Briefing media persons in Kohima, Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said the polling percentage till 5 pm was 83.69. He said the Pungro-Kiphire seat recorded 89.8 per cent polling, while 70.4 per cent electors cast their votes in Southern Angami -I.

Sinha said polling was peaceful except in a polling station at Singrep village in Pungro-Kiphire where a law-and-order situation was reported. He said repoll would be conducted at the polling station.

Sinha said five high-risk COVID-19 patients cast their votes under the Southern Angami-I seat. The CEO added that scrutiny of polling documents would be done by returning officers of the respective districts along with election observers, candidates and representatives tomorrow. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

All the eight candidates � three in Southern Angami constituency and five in Pungro-Kiphire constituency � cast their votes in their respective polling stations early this morning, Sinha added.

The Southern Angami-I seat fell vacant following the death of former Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu, while the by-election to Pungro-Kiphire constituency was necessitated after the death of NPF legislator T Torechu on December 16 last year.

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83 pc voting in Nagaland bypolls

DIMAPUR, Nov 3 - The by-elections to the two Assembly constituencies in Nagaland recorded 83.69 polling today. Voting took place amid strict adherence to COVID-19 safety measures and tight security across 99 polling stations.

Election officials said the polling in the two seats � 14 Southern Angami-I in Kohima district and 60 Pungro-Kiphirein Kiphire district � ended peacefully at 4 pm.

Briefing media persons in Kohima, Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said the polling percentage till 5 pm was 83.69. He said the Pungro-Kiphire seat recorded 89.8 per cent polling, while 70.4 per cent electors cast their votes in Southern Angami -I.

Sinha said polling was peaceful except in a polling station at Singrep village in Pungro-Kiphire where a law-and-order situation was reported. He said repoll would be conducted at the polling station.

Sinha said five high-risk COVID-19 patients cast their votes under the Southern Angami-I seat. The CEO added that scrutiny of polling documents would be done by returning officers of the respective districts along with election observers, candidates and representatives tomorrow. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

All the eight candidates � three in Southern Angami constituency and five in Pungro-Kiphire constituency � cast their votes in their respective polling stations early this morning, Sinha added.

The Southern Angami-I seat fell vacant following the death of former Nagaland Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu, while the by-election to Pungro-Kiphire constituency was necessitated after the death of NPF legislator T Torechu on December 16 last year.

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