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Nagaland Congress not to contest Noksen bypoll

In a statement NPCC President K Therie said that the Congress party provides funds up to the limit on election expenditure set by the ECI and candidates are not expected to spend one rupee from their own account.

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Kohima: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has decided not to contest in upcoming polls in the Noksen Assembly Constituency in Tuensang district scheduled on April 17 next.

In a statement, NPCC President K Therie said that the Congress party provides funds up to the limit on election expenditure set by the ECI and candidates are not expected to spend one rupee from their own account.

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He also took a dig at the Nagaland Government has opposed for implementation of political solution of the Naga political issue even after talks have concluded for Nagaland.

Despite this, he said that people would vote for money and whoever can pay more and lamented that there is no soul that can stand for issues and principles.

Therie noted that the people are “tired” of regional parties and BJP in Nagaland, who have “finally exposed themselves that they are against stakeholders in securing political solutions even after talks have concluded for Nagaland.”

He claimed that the nation is tired of Prime Minister Narendra Modi “lies” and accused Modi of selling off assets created by the Congress Governments.

The Noksen seat in the State had been vacant following the demise of the sitting Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Justice and Law, C. M. Chang on October 12 last year.

Altogether 11,819 voters will cast their ballots across 23 polling stations in the by-election to Noksen Assembly Constituency in Tuensang district scheduled on April 17. According to the information made available, out of the 11,819 voters as per the general electoral rolls of 2021, there were 6,163 male, 5,625 female and 31 service electors (male).

There will be 23 presiding officers, 69 polling officers, 23 additional polling officers, 23 grade IV and 69 reserved for conducting the poll, while there will be 69 ballot units, 67 control units and 66 VVPAT machines.

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