Kohima, Oct. 16 : At least 11 candidates filed their nomination papers on Friday for the upcoming Nagaland by-elections for the vacant assembly seats of 14-Southern Angami-I and 60 Pungro-Kiphire, scheduled for November 3.
Out of the 11, seven nominations were filed for 60-Pungro-Kiphire A/C, and the remaining four were for 14-Southern Angami-I A/C.
Besides the four candidates already declared, seven new candidates filed their nomination papers on the last day, including five Independent candidates — four candidates for Pungro-Kiphire and one for Southern-Angami-I — and one substitute candidates each from NDPP and BJP.
The four candidates for Southern Angami-I A/C are Medo Yhokha (NDPP’s main candidate), Neizosie-o Rhutsu (NDPP’s substitute candidate), Kikovi Kirha (NPF), and an Independent candidate, Seyievilie Peter Zashumo.
As for Pungro-Kiphire A/C, the candidates who have filed nominations include Khaseo Anar (NPCC), Lirimong Sangtam (BJP’s main candidate), Y Yankiu Yimchunger (BJP’s substitute candidate), and four Independent candidates — K Shellumthong Yimchunger, Lithriyem Depongle, T Yangseo Yimchunger, and S Kiusumew Yimchunger.
Scrutiny of nomination papers will be conducted on Saturday and last date for withdrawal of candidature is October 19 (Monday).