Nagaland: Bye-elections to Southern Angami-I, 60 Pungro Kiphire ACs on Nov 3 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on September 29 announced bye-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in the first week of November. (IANS Graphic)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on September 29 announced bye-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in the first week of November. (IANS Graphic)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 29


The bye-elections to 14 Southern Angami-I and 60 Pungro Kiphire Assembly Constituencies in Nagaland will he held on November 3, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Tuesday. 

According to ECI, the bye-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar will be held on November 3 and 7 fill the casual vacancies in these Assemblies and Parliamentary Constituencies. 

In Nagaland, the bye-elections to Assembly Constituencies have been necessitated with the demises of the incumbent legislators from the respective constituencies.   

The last date for filing of nominations for the seats is October 16 while the last date for withdrawal is October 19. 

The 14 Southern Angami-1 was represented by Late Vikho-o Yhoshü, the former Nagaland Assembly, who passed away on December 30, 2019 in Mumbai. He was Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate.

The 60 Pungro Kiphire AC was represented by Late T Torechu of Naga People’s Front, He died on December 16, 2019 in Dimapur.

Torechu won four consecutive elections, first as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate in 2003, and later on NPF ticket in 2008, 2013 and 2018.

Meanwhile, the ECI’s September 29 announcement informed that bye-elections to 56 assembly seats, except Manipur, across 11 states, will be held on November 3 and the Lok Sabha election will be held on November 7.

The 56 ACs are: Chhattisgarh -1; Gujarat-8; Haryana – 1; Jharkhand – 2; Karnataka – 2; Madhya Pradesh -28; Manipur -2; Nagaland -2; Odisha – 2; Telangana -1; and Uttar Pradesh – 7. 

The counting will be held on November 10 and the entire election process will be completed before November 12, the Commission said.

One Parliamentary constituency in Bihar and two assembly seats from Manipur go to polls on November 7. 

The ECI decided not to hold bye-elections to seven constituencies in four states and would be held early next year.