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BJP and ally ahead in Nagaland


Kohima, BJP led alliance in Nagaland is inching towards majority with its ally Nationalist Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) leading in 19 seats while BJP is leading in 11 seats after third round of counting. The ruling Naga Peoples Front (NPF) is leading in 22 seats. The three-time chief minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, of NDPP was elected unopposed. Awan Konyak of the NDPP, one of the five women candidates in fray, is leading Eshak Konyak of the NPF by 1,320 votes in Aboi seat.Nagaland has never elected a woman MLA in the state’s 55-year history.

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