Nagaland by-polls: Tussle breaks out between NPF, NDPP party workers at Jakhama PS

A tussle broke out between party workers of the NPF and NDPP this morning at Jakhama Polling Station 1 under 14 Southern Angami-1 Assembly Constituency
Nagaland by-polls: Tussle breaks out between NPF, NDPP party workers at Jakhama PS
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KOHIMA:

A tussle broke out between party workers of the NPF and NDPP this morning at Jakhama Polling Station 1 under 14 Southern Angami-1 Assembly Constituency.

According to sources, opposition NPF workers had blocked the way of the ruling NDPP supporters to cast their votes.

Sector Magistrate Tiayanger Jamir said that there were some hindrances for the ruling party NDPP.

As soon as they reported the incident, the Kohima SP along with the Kohima Deputy Commissioner and Observer arrived at the spot to take stock of the situation, he said.

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Jamir informed that the commotion was created by a few political party workers and alleged NDPP Advisor Zhaleo Rio of having violated the election Model Code of Conduct when he arrived at the scene.

As per guidelines of ECI campaigning, no VIP, politicians, or star campaigners are supposed to visit the polling stations if they are not from that particular constituency, he said.

“The matter has been resolved, and polling is going on smoothly now,” Jamir said.

“All the polling stations under Jakhama have been identified under the Vulnerable category,” he added.

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Polling in the two Assembly constituencies -- 14 Southern Angami-1 and 60 Pungro Kiphire started at 6:00 am and will continue till 4:00 pm.

Three candidates -- ruling NDPP nominee Medo Yhokha, opposition NPF’s Kikovi Kirha and Independent Seyievilie Peter Zashumo are in the fray for Southern Angami-I seat.

For Pungro-Kiphire seat, five candidates including Khaseo Anar of Congress, Lirimong Sangtam of BJP and three Independents -- K. Shellumthong, T. Yangseo Sangtam and Kiusumew Yimchunger are in the fray.

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