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Nagaland ready for polls

MARCUS KANYAK

KOHIMA: A mammoth security arrangement is in place in Nagaland as the north eastern state is going to the assembly polls on Tuesday. Polling officials, mostly, have reached their assigned booths by Monday noon with EVMs and other materials. Altogether 11,70,548 electorates are exercising their franchise to elect 59 legislators in the 60 member assembly. Of them, 5,91,440 are male while 5,79,108 others are female who are voting at 2156 booths to decide on the fate of 195 candidates across the state.

 The authorities have clamped 144 CrPc in Mokokchung from Sunday evening deploying 31 companies of CAPF and 10 state IR and NAP companies to ensure peaceful, free and fair polling on Tuesday which begins from 7 in the morning. Security forces are fanning in Lonkhum, Chungtia, Changtongya, Tuli, Ungma and Aliba area to avert any poll relate untoward incident.

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