In spite of minor incidents, election to all the 59 seats of the 60-member Nagaland Assembly has ended peacefully on Saturday.
It is said in news that around 83% voter turnout.
Talking to media, Chief Electoral Officer J. Alam said, “Until 4 p.m. the turnout was 83.29 per cent, but the figure is likely to go up as polling is still on in some areas.”
However, police parties took some extra time to collect information of polling in some remote areas. In all, the polling was peaceful, but disruptions were reported in three booths. Though, no report of proxy voting reported.
It is said that Assam Police had barred polling at a booth in the Tamlu constituency as the State border in the area is disputed.
Further, Mr. Alam said, “District Commissioner of Longleng K. Libanthung Lotha had rushed to the area, but was yet to file his report.”
He adds, “An electronic voting machine (EVM) was damaged in violence at Zawame in Phek district.”
It was said in news that election were postponed in the Tuensang Sadar I region due to the death of Congress candidate P. Chuba Chang.
Talking to media on this, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi said, “This was the first time that photo electoral rolls and photo voter slips were used in Nagaland.”
A record deployment of 255 companies of Central paramilitary forces was made in Nagaland to keep a close eye on Elections. The luck of 185 candidates, including two women, is sealed in the EVMs.