Over 84% turnover in Nagaland LS polls
An estimated of 84.64 per cent of a total 11,82,646 voters cast their votes for the lone Lok Sabha seat of Nagaland today.
Nagaland Commissioner Temjen Toy, who is also the Returning Officer (RO) of the Nagaland Parliamentary Elections 2014, said the total percentage of electors turn out so far was 84.64 per cent, but subject to change after receiving the final print out from the District Electoral Officers (DEO) by tomorrow morning.
Addressing a news conference at his office chamber this evening Mr Toy informed that there are some Polling Stations from where the Polling Official will arrive to their respective DEO's office by tomorrow morning only. He said that polling was held in 2058 polling stations which was peaceful, barring some incidents of some minor brawl in some places, which were shorted out locally. The highest turn out of electors was Kiphire district with 95.83 per cent and the lowest turn out was in Tuensang district with 72.74 per cent. On the district wise break up of voters turn out, Mr Toy informed that Dimapur has the report of 79.90 per cent, followed by Peren with 82.04 per cent, Kohima with 81.33 per cent, Pughoboto 93.61 per cent, Phek 91.53 per cent, Mokokchung 89.89 per cent, Zunheboto 78.53 per cent, Wokha 81.00 per cent, Mon 79.22 per cent, Longleng 90.00 per cent, Tuensang 72.74 per cent and Kiphire with 95.83 per cent. There was no demand of repelling from any district so far, he informed.
Mr Toy also informed that out of 2059 Polling Stations (PS), polling could not be taken up in Ladoigarh Polling Station under Tamlu Assembly Constituency under Longleng district due to obstruction given to polling officials by Assam Police, which was accordingly informed to the Election Commission (EC) and the polling was adjourned. The EC will fix separate date for polling at the Ladoigarh PS. The RO informed that there was very less complaint this time due to web cast, static cameras and micro observers in the PSs, which was taken up in 84 PSs. Answering a question about the web cast, where one people was seen of voting five times and one person was showing a bundle of voters' slips entering in a polling booth, Mr Toy said he has not received any complaint from any PS, however, all web casts were recorded by the respective DEOs, it could be easily identified the PS and action will be taken accordingly.
(Posted on 11-04-2014)