Nagaland Tapi bypoll: NDPP candidate Wangpang Konyak wins
The bypoll was necessitated after Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) MLA Noke Wangnao died on August 28.
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Wangpang Konyak won in the Tapi Assembly seat as counting concluded on Sunday. The counting of votes in Nagaland's Mon district began at 8am. The voting took place in 23 polling stations on November 7.
The bypoll was necessitated after NDPP MLA Noke Wangnao died on August 28.
Ruling NDPP candidate Wangpang Konyak and Congress nominee Wanglem Konyak are in the fray.
A total of 15,256 electorates including 7,788 men and 7,468 women were eligible to vote in the by-election. Out of the 23 polling stations, seven were categorised as vulnerable and six as critical.
Despite strong security measures, a voter participation of 96.25 per cent took place during polling.
All the polling stations were under CCTV surveillance. The stations were divided into five sectors and were manned by gazetted and central officers.
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