Kohima, April 18, 2019
The Congress party has filed an FIR against Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton for allegedly violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11th 2019 in the state.
The FIR has been filed at Wokha Police Station by the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC). The Congress has further demanded re-polling at Riphyim Polling Station in Patton’s home constituency – 37-Tyui in Wokha district of Nagaland.
As per a release issued by the NPCC, the complaint has been lodged for “serious violation of the model code of conduct by entering the polling station wearing a political party’s scarf, and criminal conduct of impersonation and forgery by indulging in proxy voting”.
Meanwhile, the demand for repolling was, however, not accepted for recommendation to the Election Commission as the Returning Officer M Patton stated that they did not find any discrepancies after going through the report of the presiding officer and sector magistrate.