Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP ally NDPP holds lone Nagaland constituency
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.
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.
Nagaland will vote on April 11 and counting will be held on May 23.
Here are some facts about Nagaland Lok Sabha seat:
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