For political parties, elections in Nagaland have become an expensive affair. Nagaland's Theja Wangto could not have afforded his new jacket had an election not been around the corner. While winter has bid farewell to other parts of the country, the cold wind — perhaps from the icy Himalayas — continues to lash Kohima. Fortunately for Wangto, he is well-protected from the cold.
“Clean Election” or “No Election”? - Eastern Mirror
As any election approaches, jingles and slogans from different political parties fight a pitched battle, both online and offline. When Nagaland goes to polls tomorrow, however, it is not just the campaigns of different political parties that will decide how electors vote. There has been another campaign this election, and by all accounts it has been a successful one. Take for instance a set of YouTube videos that are going viral in the state. Brainchild of Dreamz Unlimited, a theatre and film production company, the videos focus on electoral corruption. The three videos by the company have been viewed by close to 3,00, people over this month. Bribing voters has long been a problem obstructing free and fair elections in the state.
Despite push for clean elections, votes sell easy in Nagaland
Zeliang Nagaland People's Front. The Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, was held on 27 February in 59 out of 60 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland. The scheduled election in Northern Angami II constituency did not take place as only incumbent MLA Neiphiu Rio was nominated and was therefore declared elected unopposed.
After the impressive performance of the BJP and its allies in Tripura and Nagaland assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people are reposing faith in the development oriented agenda of the NDA while rejecting negative and disconnected politics. The counting of votes for the Assembly elections in three Northeastern states -- Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura -- will be held today amid tight security, officials said. In contrast to voting in Meghalaya which was mostly peaceful, one person was shot dead in Nagaland in a gun fight between rival parties and at least two others were injured on Tuesday. Police had to open fire to break up the warring groups.