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    Published On : Thu, Feb 1st, 2018
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    No candidate files nomination in Nagaland

    No candidate filed papers for the February 27 Nagaland assembly election today, the second day of nomination filing.

    No candidate — of any political party or Independent — had filed nominations over the last two days, Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Nagaland N Moa Aier said.

    The process of filing nominations opened following the issuance of the official notification by the Election Commission yesterday.

    The last date for nomination filing is February 7.

    Asked if the political parties were collecting the nomination papers, the additional CEO said the intending candidates were collecting the forms from the respective returning officer and district election officer’s chambers, while the documents could also be downloaded from the internet.

    A 12-hour bandh was called in the state by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) today to protest the issuance of the official notification for the assembly election.

    The bandh evoked a mixed response from the tribal bodies.

    The CCNTHCO has appealed for a solution to the Naga political problem before the polls.

    Upholding the January 29 joint declaration of not taking part in the election, no political party in the state has issued tickets to any candidate.

    However, the Bharatiya Janata Party has announced that it would contest the polls.

    The spokesperson of the ruling Naga People’s Front Achumbemo Kikon said the party stood by the general call of the Naga people for a solution to the Naga political issue before the election and therefore, poll tickets were not being distributed at the moment.

    Nagaland Janata Dal-United chief Senchumo N S N Lotha, while reiterating the party’s stand on a solution to the issue before the election, said they were contemplating not to enter into a pre-poll alliance with any other party.

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