275 nominations for March 5 Nagaland polls

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Kohima, Feb 17 (UNI) A total of 275 nomination papers have been submitted for the March five Nagaland Assembly elections.

Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer C J Ponraj told UNI that 275 candidates filed nomination papers in twelve Electoral districts of the state, including the standby candidates.

In Dimapur district, which has five Assembly Constituencies, a total 21 candidates filed nomination papers. Peren district, which has two constituencies, has five nominations, while Kohima district, which has seven has got 29 nominations. Pughoboto, which has only one constituency, got four nomination papers, Phek district, which has five, got 15 nominations, while Mokokchung district, which has biggest numbers of 10 constituencies, got 42 nominations, he said.

Zunheboto district, which has six constituencies, got 15 nominations, Wokha, with four, got 30 nominations, Mon has nine constituencies, got 46 nominations, Longleng, with two constituencies, got 11 nominations, Tuensang with seven, got highest number of 47 nominations and Kiphire district with two got ten nominations, he said.

The party-wise break-up with the stand by candidates are Congress 95, NPF 70, BJP 24, RJD 27, NCP 8, JD (U) three, LJP three, United Naga Democrtic Party (UNDP) two, Rastriya Lokdal (RLP) party two, JD (S) two, Adarsh Political Party one and Independents 38.

The scrutiny of the nomination papers will be taken up tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal is February 20.

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