KOHIMA:No poll candidates in Nagaland has so far filed nomination papers even two days after the Election Commission issues notification for the February 27 assembly polls.
The state election office on Thursday confirmed that no candidate has turned up to file nomination paper and the returning officers stationed at the district and sub divisional headquarters have been remaining prepared to receive the papers till February 27.
Ten major parties have already agreed at a joint declaration not to field any candidate. BJP, who later pulled out of the declaration has also yet to field anybody till Thursday.
State BJP leaders have told www.assamtimes.org that they have been taking up the issue with the central leadership which have been remaining inconclusively.
The civil society organizations in Nagaland recently urged the major political parties not to contest the polls before resolving the political issue to which all the parties agreed. BJP pulled out of the declaration the next day at the instance of the central leadership.
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