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Nagaland: Bye-election to 58-Shamatore-Chessore A/C announced

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 28, 2021 8:50 pm

Bye-polls to 3 Lok Sabha and 30 assembly seats to be held across India

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Kohima, Sep. 28 (EMN): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced the schedule for bye-election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) seat of 58-Shamatore-Chessore (ST) Assembly Constituency.

The bye-poll to the vacant constituency will be held on October 30 and counting of votes on November 2.

The 58-Shamatore-Chessore A/C had been left vacant following the death of Toshi Wungtung, former Advisor to the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and Village Guards, on July 1 this year. He won the election from the constituency in 2018 on Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) ticket.

An update from the additional chief electoral officer of Nagaland, N Moa Aier, stated that “the Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect in the district of Tuensang and shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government”.

Bye-polls to 3 Lok Sabha, 30 assembly seats

The EC has announced that bye-elections to three Lok Sabha and 30 assembly seats, including Nagaland’s 58-Shamatore-Chessore (ST) A/C, will be held on October 30.

The bye-polls to the three parliamentary constituencies will be held in the Union Territory (UT) of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

Among the 30 assembly seats, bye-elections to one constituency each will be held in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Nagaland, and Telangana; two each in Bihar, Karnataka and Rajasthan; three each in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya; four in West Bengal; and five in Assam.

A total of 10 assembly seats from the Northeast will go to the polls. In Assam, bye-polls will be held in 28-Gossaigaon, 41-Bhabanipur, 58-Tamulpur, 101-Mariani, and 107-Thowra; 13-Mawryngkneng (ST), 24-Mawphlang (ST) and 47-Rajabala in Meghalaya; and 4-Tuirial (ST) in Mizoram.

“The Commission has reviewed the situations related to pandemic, flood, festivals, cold conditions in certain regions, feedback from concerned states/UT and taken into consideration all facts and circumstances and it has decided to hold by-polls to fill vacancies in three parliamentary constituencies and 30 vacancies in Assembly constituencies,” ECI stated.

The EC had also issued broad guidelines to be followed during the conduct of the bye-election amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Besides notifying that the model code of conduct will come into force with immediate effect in all the districts in which the whole or any part of the assembly constituency going for election is included, the EC also prescribed the timeline for publicity of criminal antecedents during the period starting from the day following the last date of withdrawal and up to 48 hours before ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll.

Bye-poll schedule for 58-Shamatore-Chessore (ST) A/C:

Poll eventsDate and day
Date of issue of gazette notification01.10.2021 (Friday)
Last date of nominations08.10.2021 (Friday)
Date for scrutiny of nominations11.10.2021 (Monday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures13.10.2021 (Wednesday)
Date of poll30.10.2021 (Saturday)
Date of counting02.11.2021 (Tuesday)
Date before which election shall be completed05.11.2021 (Friday)
By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Sep 28, 2021 8:50:46 pm