Nagaland Gears Up for Historic ULB Elections After 20-Year Hiatus

The nomination process for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections in Nagaland began with 17 candidates submitting papers. Scheduled for June 26, these elections mark the return of ULB polls after a 20-year gap. Nagaland encompasses three municipal councils and 36 town councils, with 142 wards reserved for women.

PTI | Kohima | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:36 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:36 IST
Nagaland Gears Up for Historic ULB Elections After 20-Year Hiatus
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Nagaland has officially launched the nomination process for the upcoming Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections, a significant event considering the 20-year hiatus since the last polls. On the first day, 17 candidates from various political parties, including the Naga Peoples' Front (NPF) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), submitted their nomination papers.

The elections are set to take place on June 26, with the state accommodating 418 wards across three municipal councils and 36 town councils. Notably, 142 of these wards are reserved for women to ensure gender representation.

The State Election Commission stipulated that nominations would be accepted until June 11, followed by scrutiny on June 13. Candidates have until June 20 to withdraw their nominations, and the votes will be counted on June 29. The Congress has already begun distributing tickets to its candidates for this crucial electoral exercise.

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