Voting for Nagaland-Meghalaya assembly elections tomorrow under tight security
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2023: Voting will be held under tight security on Monday, February 27, for the Nagaland Assembly elections and Meghalaya Assembly elections. Nagaland assembly result and Meghalaya assembly result along with Tripura will come on March 2.
Voting will be held in Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27 amid tight security for the assembly elections. Nagaland and Meghalaya have 60-60 assembly seats. But voting will be held on Monday for 59-59 assembly seats in both the states. The reason being, there were only two candidates standing from the Akuluto assembly constituency in Nagaland. Out of which one Congress candidate Khekashe Sumi has withdrawn his name on 10 February. After which BJP candidate Kajeto Kinimi was elected unopposed from here. Polling will not be held in Sohiong assembly constituency in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya following the death of United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate H. Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh on February 20.
Polling will be held on Monday for 59 of the 60 assembly seats in 16 districts of Nagaland. Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer V. Shashank Shekhar said that 2,315 polling stations in 59 assembly constituencies will vote on Monday. Around 13 lakh voters, including 6,55,144 women, will decide the electoral fate of 183 candidates, including four women candidates, in the Nagaland elections.
Polling will be held on 59 of the 60 assembly seats in Meghalaya's 12 districts. Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer F.R. Kharkongor said that voting will be held on Monday at 3,419 polling stations in 59 assembly constituencies. A total of 369 candidates, including 36 women, are in the fray in Meghalaya. In the 2018 assembly elections, 329 candidates including 32 women contested.
In all, 12 political parties from national and state parties are in the fray in Nagaland. The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is contesting on 40 seats while its ally BJP has fielded candidates on 20 seats. The Congress has given tickets to 23 candidates, while the Naga People's Front is contesting on 22 seats. Other parties including the RJD, the Ram Vilas Paswan faction of the LJP, the National People's Party led by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and the NCP are also in the fray. Along with this, 19 independent candidates are also in the fray.