Nagaland Assembly election: Only 29 nominations invalid out of 257 filed for 27 Feb election, says chief electoral officer

Kohima: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha on Thursday said 227 nominations filed out of 257 for the 27 February Assembly polls have been found to be valid.

Scrutiny of nomination papers of the 257 candidates, including five women, from nine political parties and Independents was carried out on Thursday, he said.

Nagaland. Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

The exercise was conducted under strict security arrangements across 53 offices of Returning Officers across the state, the CEO said.

A total of 231 candidates had filed their nomination papers in the 2013 polls.

The CEO said that documents of 29 candidates were found to be invalid, while one of them have been adjourned till 10 February.

The last date for withdrawal of nomination is 12 February.

Results of the polls will be declared on 3 March.

Updated Date: Feb 09, 2018 08:36 AM

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