84.3% voter turnout to decide Aonglenden fate
Mokokchung, April 11 (EMN): The simultaneous voting—for Lok Sabha and Aonglenden by-election–in Mokokchung district went off without any untoward incident with an estimated 83.16% voter turnout for the Lok Sabha poll and 84.3% turnout for the by-election.
“Polling for both Lok Sabha and 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency was conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner with no report of major incidents,” according to the deputy commissioner of Mokokchung.
He informed that voting process was peaceful despite few incidents of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) malfunctioning. EVMs were changed at seven polling stations, he said.
Mokokchung district has a total of 1,38,758 voters that include 70,052 male voters and 68,706 female voters.
The by-poll to Aonglenden Assembly segment was a straight contest between the Congress nominee Alemjongshi Longkumer and Sharingain Longkumer of ruling NDPP.
The by-poll was necessitated following the demise of sitting ruling MLA Imtikumzuk in September last year.
Aonglenden has a total of 12,436 electorates including 6,146 male and 6,290 female voters and it recorded a voter turnout of 84.3 per cent.