200 candidates nominations found valid for assembly polls

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KOHIMA: The Election Commission found 22 of the 222 applications in Nagaland invalid after scrutinizing all the nomination papers of candidates, a senior official said.

A total of 225 candidates had filed papers for the February 27 election, but three of them later withdrew from the contest, the official said.
He said that among these 200, there are four women whose papers were found to be valid.
The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Naga People’s Front (NPF), Congress, Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), National People’s Party (NPP), At least 13 parties including 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 elections.
More than 20 independent candidates are also in the fray.

Friday is the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers. Counting of votes will take place on March 2.


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