Assembly Elections 2023: Voting Underway In 118 Seats In Meghalaya and Nagaland

Voting Underway In 118  Assembly Seats In Meghalaya & Nagaland - Sakshi Post

Meghalaya & Nagaland Assembly Elections 2023: Polling in the  Northeast states of Nagaland and Meghalaya for 118 seats is currently underway on Monday. As per the latest reports in Nagaland, over 35 percent of polling has been reported and in Meghalaya, about 26.7 percent of voters cast their vote.
till the last report came in.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged voters in Meghalaya and Nagaland to cast their votes in record numbers. 

Voting in Nagaland for the Assembly Election 2023 began at 7 AM today amid tight security. Polling will end at 4 PM. Over 13 Lakh voters are exercising their franchise in 2,291 polling stations for 59 Assembly constituencies out of 60, to determine the fate of 183 candidates, including four women candidates.  Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio cast his vote at government middle school polling booth under Northern Angami 2 assembly seat.

The Election Commission has set up 387 all-women polling booths as well as 38 model, 7 all youth and 3 all Divyangs polling booths across the districts.

Adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure peaceful polling. As part of the precautionary measures, prohibitory order has already been imposed across the districts and it will remain in force till today evening.
The international and inter-state boundaries have also been sealed to prevent trouble mongers from entering the state. However, the movement of essential commodities/emergency services into the state have been exempted.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio appealed to all eligible voters in Nagaland, especially those voting for the first time to turn out in record numbers and cast their vote today. Rio also extends his best wishes to all the candidates.


In Meghalaya, polling was underway peacefully, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor informed and there was no untoward incident reported. Meanwhile, Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad Sangma utilized his vote in the South Tura constituency. Voting is underway at 3,419 polling stations, of which 640 have been categorised as ‘vulnerable' and 323 as ‘critical',

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