No nominations for Kohima municipality
Dimapur, Jan. 7: The Kohima municipality has no nominations to the municipal polls even as the period for nominations wound up on January 7 till 3:00 P.M.
The period of filing nomination paper was from January 3 to the 7th as was notified for 19 municipal wards under the Kohima Town Municipal Council (KMC).
The Returning Officer for the KMC Election, Lithrongla Tongpi, informed that altogether thirty-one nomination forms were issued to intending candidates but none of them filed their nominations till the final day of the nomination.
The Returning Officer said that the situation in Kohima had been ‘by and large under control.’ However, she said, there was stiff opposition from various civic organizations restraining candidates from filing their nomination, a DIPR report quoted.
The official also informed that out of 19 wards, six seats were reserved for women candidates i.e., wards 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18. The rest of the seats are general, i.e., open for both men and women candidates.
Also, the subdivision police officer (north), Puzoto Khatso, has informed that adequate security from the Mahila battalion of the Indian Reserve Police, 10th Indian Reserve Police, 9th Indian Reserve Police and the anti-riot police have been deployed by the authorities from January 3 to the 6th.
Additional reinforcement from the 10th Indian Reserve Police was also deployed for the final day of the nominations, the DIPR report stated.