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Poll process begins in Nagaland with notification

Posted on Jan 31, 11:30AM | UNI

Kohima, Jan 30 : Election process of Nagaland Assembly elections on February 23 began with the notification issued by Governor Nikhil Kumar, which was published in the Nagaland Gazette 'Extraordinary' this morning.

The Nagaland Chief Election Electoral Officer (CEO) told UNI that the notification has been issued by the Governor under the Representation of the People Act 1951 and accordingly it was published in the Nagaland Gazette today, which is the begining of the formal process of the Nagaland Assembly Elections scheduled on February 23.

He said the process of filing of the nomination papers has started with this notification from today. Mr Alem said so far the entire state was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from any parts of the state.

About the complaints on violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Nagaland, he said the Congress Party in the state had given complaint on the transfer and posting of doctors in the state, but the Election Commission of India (ECI) has rejected it showing that there is no provision for doctors in the MCC.

In another complaint there was pending of funds of MGNREGA with the state government, which was forwarded to the ECI. The ECI had informed the Congress that the ongoing projects will continue and accordingly the payment can be disbursed to the Job Card holders under the scheme.

He also said there will be Supplementary Voters' List to be published on February 8, who had attained the age to cast the vote and had already applied for including their names in the Voters' List. He also informed that there will be a Toll Free Number of '1950' in the CEO's office for any complaint and inquiry.

The CEO also informed that the last date of filing Nomination Papers is on February 6, scrutiny will be taken up on February 7 and the withdrawal of Nomination Papers will be on February 9.

Election will be held on February 23 from 0700 hours to 1600 hours and the counting of votes will be taken up on February 28.