Nominations of 200 and 375 applicants found valid in Nagaland, Meghalaya

Agency 09 February, 2023 11:43 am IST

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The Election Commission, after scrutiny of all nomination papers, has found 22 of the 222 applications invalid in Nagaland. A total of 225 aspirants had filed papers for the February 27 elections, but three of them later withdrew from the contest, the official said.

Four women are among the 200 candidates whose papers were found to be valid, he stated.

At least 13 parties including the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Naga People's Front (NPF), the Congress, Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), the National People's Party (NPP), Janata Dal (United), Republican Party of India (Athawale), Nationalist Congress Party, Rising People's Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and CPI have nominated candidates for the polls.

In Meghalaya, nominations of 375 candidates including 36 women were found valid after scrutiny.  Post scrutiny of 379 nominations filed, 375 nominations were found to be valid. Male candidates accounted for 339 and number of female candidates is 36.

Four nominations (3 male and one female) were found invalid — 3 candidates in East Jaintia Hills and one candidate in West Jaintia Hills — as they were deemed as dummy candidates. Three of them are from the NPP and one from the UDP.

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