Repolling ordered in 4 polling stations in Nagaland; mobile internet services shut in Kiphire | Nagaland Election News


GUWAHATI: The Election Commission of India has ordered repolling in four polling stations, one each in Zunheboto, Sanis, Tizit and Thonoknyu constituencies in Nagaland.
Meanwhile, the final voter turnout in Nagaland stood at 85.90 percent, while that in Meghalaya touched 85.27.
ECI wrote to Nagaland chief electoral officer on Tuesday to arrange fresh polling in the four polling stations on Wednesday between 7 am to 4 pm. Repolling will be held in 9-NewColony S/W (Zunheboto), 9-Pangti V (Sanis), 7-Jaboka Village (Tizit) and 3-Pathso East Wing (Thonoknyu) polling stations.
On the basis of reports submitted by general observers, and after taking all material circumstances into account, EC declared that the poll taken on Monday in the four polling stations as void. All four constituencies are reserved for STs. “Ensure that wide publicity is given by beating of drums or any other convenient mode in the aforementioned polling stations areas. Inform the political parties and contesting candidates in writing about the fresh poll being taken on the said date,” read the letter with under secretary Surender Singh as the signatory.
None of the four polling stations however comes under Bhandari, Monyakshu and Atoizu constituencies where three major incidents of violence took place on the polling day on Monday. Five people, including an ITBP jawan and a Nagaland police personnel sustained injuries in the incidents.
Meanwhile, the Nagaland home department on Tuesday morning ordered the suspension of mobile internet services across Kiphire district in eastern Nagaland, till further orders. Tension prevailed in the district after BJP supporters demanded repolling in some of the polling stations in Seyochung–Sitimi constituency. V Kashiho Sangtam of the BJP is contesting here against National People’s Party (NPP) candidate C Kipili Sangtam. BJP is demanding repolling alleging proxy voting.
Locals said that in Pungro-Kiphire constituency in Kiphire too there is tension brewing as supporters of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominee S Kiusumew Yimchunger and Republican Party of India (Athawale) candidate T Yangseo Sangtam have been at loggerheads.
State home commissioner Abhijit Sinha issued a notification to this effect to prevent misuse of messaging services, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, which may create law and order situation.


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