Nagaland to go for poll in February 2018

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Kohima, November 28: The Nagaland Assembly election to be held as scheduled in February 2018 as per the mandate of election commission.

This has been announced by Chief Election Commissioner of India, AK Joti today at a conference in Kohima.

The CEO along with Election Commissioner O P Rawat, Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain and Director General Dilip Sharma reached Kohima on November 27 to review the Poll Preparedness for the forthcoming Assembly Election in the State.

Highlighting on the issues and suggestions raised by the Political parties, Joti informed that necessary measures will be taken for more proactive election.

The political parties also demanded to check on the flow of money and expenditures.

Meanwhile the Commission assured to put in place effective mechanism to ensure smooth conduct of entire poll process in a fair and peaceful manner and accordingly directed the State Election Machinery to ensure effective monitoring and vigilance, comprehensive planning.

Both EVM and Voters Varifiable Paper Audit Trial(VVPAT) will be used in all the 2194 polling stations of 60 Assembly constituencies of the state, said CEO.

Further strict implementation of ceasefire ground rules has been directed  and  the state government to arrange cashless treatment facility to all polling stations for law and order security management with webcasting 24X7 in all the police check posts across the state.

It was also informed that new IT applications- SAMADHAN,SUVIDHA, SUGAM, e-ATLAS, RONET and webcasting to be used for the forthcoming General Election in the state.

As per CEO Nagaland, the total number of voters is 11.63 Lac, out of which 50.64% are male and 49.34% are female, special summary revision of electoral rolls is in progress and the final publication will be made on January 5, 2018.