1197438 electors to exercise their franchise ensuing by-election to Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency

1197438 electors to exercise their franchise ensuing by-election to Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency

KOHIMA, April 27 (NEPS): Nagaland will witness a by-election to its lone Parliamentary Constituency on May 29, 2018. Along with it, by-elections of two Parliamentary Constituencies of Maharashtra and one Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh will be held.

This by-election of lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland is necessitated as the seat was vacated by Neiphiu Rio, present PDA Chief Minister of Nagaland.

Addressing a press conference here at the Conference Hall of DC, Kohima on Friday, Nagaland CEO Abhijit Sinha said consequent upon the announcement of by-election to the 1-Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on April 26, 2018, the Model Code of Conduct had come into force with immediate effect and it would be in force till the completion of the by-election. “The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all Candidates, Political Parties and to the Union and State Government,” he said.

He said a total of 1197438 electors – 607589 males and 589849 females – will exercise their franchise in the ensuing by-election to the 1-Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency.

CEO also mentioned that the training for the polling personnel would be started from next week and added that after the enforcement of  Model Code of Conduct there would be no transfer and posting unless it was recommended by the Election commission of India.

Additional CEO Moa Aier stated that webcam and camera would be used in all the polling station. He thanked the entire media person for the role and contribution in the recently concluded Assembly election and requested to do the same in the coming Lok Sabha Election too.

CEO said he was going to have a meeting with the representatives of all the political parties in the State in view of the upcoming by-election in the State.

He also disclosed that NDPP has now been a recognized political party whereas NPP which won two seats in the last Assembly elections in the State was yet to be a recognized political party by the ECI.

He also informed that in the Lok Sabha elections, a candidate was entitled to spend only Rs. 70 lakh.

The date of issue of Gazette Notification will be on May 3, 2018; last date of Nominations on May 10, 2018; date of Scrutiny of Nominations on May 11, 2018; last date of withdrawal of Candidates on May 14, 2018; date of Poll on May 28, 2018; date of counting on May 31, 2018 and date before which election shall be completed on June 2, 2018.

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