Meghalaya records 67% voting, Nagaland sees 75% turnout as faulty EVMs, violence marks polling
Faults in EVMs and VVPATs in Meghalaya and violent clashes in Nagaland were reported amid an otherwise peaceful assembly election in both states on Tuesday
Faults in EVMs and VVPATs in Meghalaya and violent clashes in Nagaland were reported amid an otherwise peaceful Assembly election in both states on Tuesday. Until 5 pm, Meghalaya saw a turnout of 67 percent while 75 percent voters turned up in Nagaland. PTI
Polling in Meghalaya was largely peaceful. State capital Shillong remained mostly closed as people stood in queues at polling stations. A total of 106 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), along with the state armed personnel and police, were deployed across the state. PTI
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma along with his family exercised his franchise at a polling booth in Chengkompara. Voters were seen queueing up at polling stations across the state since Tuesday morning. PTI
Polling in Nagaland saw sporadic incidences including throwing of a crude bomb which injured one person, another incident of firing took place in Akuluto Assembly constituency killing one civilan and injuring two. PTI
A total of 11,91,513 electorate, including 5,89,806 women and 26,900 new voters, were to decide the fate of 195 candidates, including five women and many independents in Nagaland. PTI
The results of the polls in the two states, along with that of Tripura, will be declared on 3 March.