Nagaland by-election: Repoll in 2 polling stations successful
Kohima: Fresh polls to two polling stations under 60 Pungro-Kiphire assembly constituency was conducted "peacefully" on Saturday. Re-polls to the two polling stations--11-Singrep and 8- Kipongya Ward A Kiphire Town were announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) after the November 3 polls were declared as "void".
Chief electoral officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha informed that polling station 11- Singrep recorded 69.48% polling percentage and 8- Kipongya Ward A Kiphire Town recorded 74.71% polling percentage.
Inclusive of the re-poll percentages, 60 Pungro-Kiphire AC recorded a total polling percentage of 91.57%. The total voter turnout is 27,013 out of which 14,002 are male and 13,011 are female.
Sinha told reporters that the repolls in the two polling stations began at 6 am on Saturday and concluded in a "peaceful manner". He said that sufficient security personnel were deployed for the repoll and the polling was conducted "smoothly and peacefully".
No untoward incident has been reported. The counting of votes for the bye-election poll to 14 Southern Angami-I and 60 Pungro-Kiphire will be held on November 10 starting 8 am.
Sinha informed that there will be one counting hall in Kohima and two counting halls in Kiphire and that all arrangements are made.
The overall poll percentage for the two Assembly seats is 89.34%. The turnout for male is 89.32% and 89.35% for female. 38,493 voters from the two constituencies turned out to cast their votes in the by-election polls.