Published: Fri, February 09, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Nagaland Polls: Nomination of 227 candidates cleared

Nagaland Polls: Nomination of 227 candidates cleared

Nomination papers of 227 candidates have been cleared after scrutiny for the February 27 Assembly elections in Nagaland.

Today is the last date of filing nominations for the elections.

Candidates from all major political parties, including the Naga People's Front, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Nationalist Congress Party, and independents filed their nominations for the 60 Assembly constituencies across 12 districts, Mint reported. They are Rekha Rose (Independent), Awan Konyak (NDPP), Rakhila (BJP), Wedie-u Kronu (NPP) and K. Mangyangpula (NPP).

A majority of the candidates had not filed their nominations until Tuesday. The NDPP, led by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio, will have its candidates in 40 constituencies.

An interesting revelation of the affidavit of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang shows an adjustment in his educational qualification as seen under.

It may be recalled that Governor of Odisha Dr. S.C. Jamir and his younger brother and current DAN minister S.I. Jamir were the first siblings in Nagaland to contest elections the same year and become members of the house.

The BJP has fielded candidates on 20 seats while Congress is contesting on 19 seats.

Like this: