87 candidates elected for Nagaland municipal election

Kohima: Altogether 87 candidates have been elected to Municipal and Town Councils across Nagaland after with no one contesting against them and out of the 87 elected unopposed are 57 male candidates and 30 female candidates.
According to official reports received on Saturday a total of 314 candidates were in the fray for the February 1 Nagaland Municipal elections, which will see a straight contest.
The reason for so many unopposed candidates is the withdrawal of candidatures from the civic polls by many candidates following threats of excommunication from tribe Hohos.
Out of the 314 candidates still in fray, 206 are male candidates and 108 are female candidates. The highest number of candidates left in the fray is in Dimapur Municipal Council at 42 candidates.
With no nominations being allowed to take place in two Municipal Councils (Kohima and Mokokchung), the election will be held only in one Municipal Council (DMC) and 18 Town Councils.
The Joint Co-ordination Committee (JCC), comprising of Ao, Lotha, Sumi, Chakhro Angami and Chakhesang Naga tribes has opposed its stand against conduct of Nagaland Municipal elections by calling for a mass public rally “against the State Government for conduct of ULB elections” on Monday at the DDSC Stadium in Dimapur. (UNI)

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