Mediapersons arrive in Nagaland to cover elections

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Kohima, Mar 02 (UNI) With only three days left before Nagaland goes to the polls for the 60-member Assembly on March 5, media personalities from outside the state have already arrived in large numbers to cover the elections.

Camerapersons and reporters from the national-level DD News, NDTV and other private channels as well as journalists from national dailies and news agencies have reached here to give wide coverage to the Assembly elections in this Northeastern hilly tribal state.

Most of the rooms in the hotels in Kohima as well as other areas in the state had already been booked by the mediapersons where they have been touring for election coverage and campaigning and the taxi drivers too were doing brisk business. In some cases following shortage of vehicles due to election purposes, they had even been charging more than the normal fare.

A large number of reporters had already gathered in the state capital, Dimapur and other district headquarters in connection with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP national president Rajnath Singh and Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad's visits to the state.

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