Kohima Feb 17 (UNI) A total of 275 nomination papers were submitted for the March five Assembly Elections.
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer C J Ponraj told UNI that that 275 candidates have filed nomination papers in twelve Electoral districts of the state, including the standby candidates.
In Dimapur district, which has five Assembly Constituencies (A/C), a total 21 candidates filed nomination papers, Peren district, which has two A/Cs, has five nominations, Kohima district, which has seven A/Cs, has got 29 nominations, Pughoboto, which has only one A/C, got four nomination papers, Phek district, which has five A/Cs, got 15 nominations, Mokokchung district, which has biggest numbers of 10 A/Cs, got 42 nominations, he said.
Zunheboto district, which has six A/Cs, got 15 nominations, Wokha, with four A/Cs, got 30 nominations, Mon has nine A/Cs, got 46 nominations, Longleng, with two A/Cs, got 11 nominations, Tuensang with seven A/Cs, got highest number of 47 nomination and Kiphire district with two A/Cs 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 on Monday and the last date of withdrawal is February 20th next.
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