Guwahati/Kohima, February 9: Despite a ‘solution before election’ demand, Nagaland finally decides to poll. However, it has been confirmed that 227 out of a total of 257 nominations filed for the Assembly polls have been found valid.
As per reports, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, has confirmed that 227 nominations have been deemed valid for the Assembly polls scheduled for February 27. Scrutiny of the nomination papers filed by 257 candidates, which was conducted under intense security across 53 offices of Returning Officers of the state, included five women, and candidates from nine political parties and Independents.
While documents of 29 candidates were found to be invalid, one of the candidates has been adjourned until February 10, as per the CEO’s declaration.
It may be noted that the last date fixed for withdrawal of nominations is February 12, the results of the polls would be declared by March 3.