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More parties announce candidates

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By EMN Updated: Feb 08, 2018 7:42 pm
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Dimapur, Feb. 6 (EMN): On the penultimate day to file nominations for the Nagaland assembly elections scheduled for Feb. 27, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) announced 23 candidates. Out of the 23 candidates, 16 are new faces.
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) also decided to set up a candidate in 11 Northern Angami II assembly constituency, raising its total number of candidates to 59. NPF sources suggested that the party was unlikely to field any candidate in 33 Suruhoto assembly constituency.
The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) also updated the total number of constituencies it would be contesting in with the announcement on Tue. that the former chief secretary Alemtemshi Jamir will fight in 25 Mongoya assembly constituency.
Jamir will also contest in 24 Angetyongpang assembly constituency. With this the NDPP will now contest in 39 constituencies.
Another party to update its list was Janata Dal (United). The party issued its final set of candidates on Tue., raising its total to 15 constituencies.
Also, the Lok Janshakti Party announced its lone candidate: the former director of the Northeast Zone Cultural Centre, Lipokmar Tzudir to contest in 21 Tuli assembly constituency. Tzudir was formerly of the BJP.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) was founded by Ram Vilas Paswan, who is currently the union minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. A statement from the party on Tue. informed that the LJP’s national spokesperson Sanjay Saraf arrived in Dimapur to announce Tzudir’s candidature.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also released its first set containing six candidates.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 08, 2018 7:42:03 pm