MARCUS KANYAK KOHIMA: Amid an unprecedented security measures counting of votes begins in Nagaland on Saturday morning simultaneously along with Tripura and Meghalaya.
Counting officials have unsealed the electronic voting machines at 8 in the morning in presence of the candidates and observers where the counting is in progress at 349 tables in 17 centres and the initial trends are available by 9.30 in the morning.
Altogether 227 candidates are contesting the election for 59 seats while NDPP leader and chief ministerial candidate Neiphu Rio has been declared uncontested in the 60 member assembly. The newly floated party has fielded 40 candidates leaving 20 to its partner BJP.
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