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Nagaland Assembly Election results 2018 counting updates: BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM

The counting of votes for the Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will begin at 8 am on Saturday and the results are expected to be declared by the afternoon.

FP Staff March 03, 2018 22:26:41 IST
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Nagaland Assembly Election results 2018 counting updates: BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM

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NPF largest party by vote share

NPF has garnered 40.5 percent of the vote in Nagaland till now. NDPP is second with 25.4 percent.

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NPF takes strong lead in Nagaland

The Naga People's Front (NPF) has taken an unassailable lead in the Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018, reports News18. The party has been heading the Nagaland government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of Nagaland since 2003 but in the run up to the current polls, the BJP jumped ship and shook hands with the NDPP. Incumbent TR Zeliang will continue as the chief minister of the state if the trends stay the same.

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Mar 03, 2018 - 21:29 (IST)

BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose CM

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:24 (IST)

JD(U) says decision of alliance taken after 'serious consideration'

This decision is taken after a serious consideration of the current verdict of the just-declared results of the conducted general election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly & also to safeguard the interest of the National Democratic Alliance in Delhi, says JD(U) Nagaland.

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:17 (IST)

Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum's letter of support to BJP-NDPP alliance

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:14 (IST)

BJP member Priyank Pandey credits BJP's performance to development policies

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:11 (IST)

Kiren Rijiju congratulates Neiphiu Rio on his victory

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:10 (IST)

Neiphiu Rio meets BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav

Mar 03, 2018 - 21:10 (IST)

Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum to support NDPP-BJP alliance

Independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum, who defeated NDPP's Alemteshir Jamir, is supporting the NDPP-BJP alliance formally. Here Ozukum is seen with Nephiu Rio. Image courtesy: Sources from NDPP.

Mar 03, 2018 - 20:48 (IST)

JD(U) to support BJP-NDPP alliance

JD(U) which has won one seat is formally supporting the BJP-NDPP alliance "in the formation of a stable government in Nagaland". NJP-NDPP has won 25 seats and is leading in 2. Armstrong Chanambam/101Reporters

Mar 03, 2018 - 19:15 (IST)

BJP leader Ram Madhav ecstatic on election results in North East

Mar 03, 2018 - 18:53 (IST)
NPF has bagged 21 seats so far
 
A neck and neck fight is on in Nagaland where the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) has bagged 21 seats so far and the NDPP-BJP alliance captured 19 constituencies. Results of 42 seats of the 60-member House have been declared so far. The NFP, which has been in power in the state since 2003 except for a three-month-long break during the President's Rule in 2008, is ahead in four seats.- PTI

Counting of votes latest updates

In Nagaland, the BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and the two are contesting 20 and 40 seats respectively. BJP leaders Arun Singh, JP Nadda to head to Nagaland to choose he chief minister.

The main contest in Nagaland polls would be between the ruling Naga People's Front and the National Democratic Progressive Party-BJP alliance. The NPF has completed three terms in office. Odds are stacked against it as anti-incumbency and public resentment over its lack of performance is high. But socio-political and economic issues took a backseat this time around in elections as religion became a talking point after the Church appealed to the people not to vote for BJP.

Neikiesalie Nicky Kire of NDPP leads in Kohima town by 399 votes.

The C-Voter survey has predicted a victory for the BJP-NDPP with the combine likely to get 25-31 seats with 38.4 percent vote share. It predicted that the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) will bag 19-25 seats with a vote share of 27.1 percent. NPF had won 38 seats and 47.65 vote share in 2013 elections.

This time around, the Congress tally may come down to 0-4 seats, according to C-Voter survey.

A total of 11,91,513 electorate, including 5,89,806 women and 26,900 new voters, decided the fate of 195 candidates, including five women and many independents. Counting of votes will take place on 3 March.

The counting of votes for the Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 will begin at 8 am on Saturday and the results are expected to be declared by the afternoon.

Amid sporadic violence which led to the death of a person in Akuluto constituency, Nagaland had recorded around 75 percent voter turnout in the Assembly election on Tuesday.

Polling was held in 59 out of the total 60 constituencies as Neiphiu Rio, the three-time former chief minister and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate, was elected unopposed in Northern Angami-II seat.

The violence at Akuluto constituency, which witnessed a straight contest between parliamentary secretary and NPF candidate K Khekaho Assumi and BJP candidate Kazheto Kinimi, had claimed one life and left two injured.

The clash was reportedly between supporters of the ruling Naga Peoples' Front and the NDPP.

In a separate incident, a village council member received minor injury in a leg in a blast at a room adjacent to a polling station in Tizit village under Tizit constituency in Mon district.

Polling in the booth was, however, unaffected, he said, adding some arrests were made in both cases of violence.

Repolling in 13 booths spread across nine Assembly constituencies were held on Friday.

The fresh polling was ordered by the Election Commission following reports of snatching of EVMs, misuse of electoral photo identity cards and miscreants not allowing voters to exercise their franchise.

As many as 11,76,432 voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in 2,156 polling stations in the state. In 2013 state Assembly polls, voter turnout was 90.19 percent.

 

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