Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha seat will vote on April 11 and counting will be held on May 23.(AFP file photo)
Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha seat will vote on April 11 and counting will be held on May 23.(AFP file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP ally NDPP holds lone Nagaland constituency

Tokheho Yepthomi of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDDP) defeated the Naga People’s Front (NPF)candidate C Apok Jamir in 2018 by-poll.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:25 AM IST

Tokheho Yepthomi of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), a BJP ally, is the sitting member of Parliament from Nagaland Lok Sabha seat, the only parliamentary constituency in Nagaland.

Tokheho Yepthomi contested the by-poll in 2018 after the then sitting MP Neiphiu Rio resigned to become the northeastern state’s chief minister. Yepthomi defeated the Naga People’s Front (NPF)candidate C Apok Jamir.

Read: All you need to know about Nagaland

Yepthomi has been fielded again by the NDPP and will be up against Congress candidate KL Chishi, Hayithung Tungoe of National People’s Party (NPP) and MM Thromwa Konyak of Indian Christian Secular Party (ICSP) in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

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Nagaland will vote on April 11 and counting will be held on May 23.

Here are some facts about Nagaland Lok Sabha seat:

State: Nagaland

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Nagaland

Names of 2019 candidates: K.L.Chishi (INC), Hayithung Tungoe (NPP)

Polling date: April 11

Sitting MP, party: Tokheho Yepthomi, NDPP

Winning margin in 2018: 173,746

Runner up name, party: C Apok Jamir, NPF

Number of voters in 2014: 1,038,910

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 87.82%

Number of women voters in 2014: 582,458

Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,059

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