31 Poll observers for Nagaland

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Kohima, Feb 12 (UNI) The Election Commission has deployed 31 poll observers to Nagaland for the March five Assembly elections in the state.

State Chief Electoral Officer C J Ponraj told UNI that all the 31 observers will reach their respective constituencies by February 17.

He said Mokokchung district would have four poll observers and three expenditure observers. Similarly, Dimapur will have three election observers-- two general and one expenditure observer.

For Kohima, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek, Mon, Tuensand, Kiphire, Longleng and Peren there would be two election observers each, one general and one expenditure observer.

He added said the EC has instructed to appoint icro-observers, from Central government employees one each for all 1781 polling stations.

He also informed that there are about 100 villages in the disputed area belt (DAB) with Assam, where there will be no polling stations. The voters from these villages would cast their franchise at Dimapur, Mokokchung and Wokha district.


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