Sixty to 70 per cent polling in Nagaland
Officials said although there were reports of sporadic incidents of violence, they did not adversely affect the polling process.india Updated: Feb 26, 2003 18:55 IST
An average 60 to 70 per cent polling was recorded in the election to the 60-member Nagaland Assembly that ended at 4 pm on Wednesday under unprecedented security cover amidst reports of sporadic incidents of violence in which one person was killed.
Officials said that although there were reports of clashes among workers of rival political parties, firingin the air by underground activists and damages to EVMs in certain areas, they did not adversely affect the polling process in the hill state.
The state always recorded an impressive turnout of voters except in the 1998 general election.
Police and security forces said that there were reports of total or partial damage to EVMs in certain polling stations under Wokha amd Mokokchung districts and a re-poll might be ordered there in some booths.
However, as yet there were no reports of any re-poll here, the sources said.
Certain Asembly segments in rural districts recorded 70 to 80 per cent voter turnout while some polling stations in Kohima and Dimapur registered 50 to 55 per cent polling, officials said.