Nomination Filing in Meghalaya, Nagaland to end today; Campaigning gaining momentum in Tripura

The filing of nominations for assembly elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland will end on Tuesday. The scrutiny will be held on Wednesday and last date for withdrawal of candidature is the February 10. Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls to elect a new assembly on the February 27.

It is said Meghalaya politics is balanced on the pillar of dynasty politics.

Sangmas, Lyngdohs and Dkhars are politically strong families who follow dynasty politics. They are fighting this assembly election to display their power and support base in their respective regions. Now, Heks too joined that bandwagon.  BJP leader Alexander Laloo Hek popularly known as AL Hekk is contesting against his own nephew Rocky who is contesting on an NPP ticket. Sangmas have their stronghold in Garo hills area.

In Nagaland, a total of 124 nomination papers have been submitted by Monday, for the upcoming Nagaland Legislative Assembly Elections. Sitting Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, State BJP President Temjen Imna Along, were among the 124 intending candidates who filed their nomination papers on Monday. Four female candidates, two from NDPP, one each from BJP and Congress are also in fray for this election.

Meanwhile, In Tripura is witnessing a high profile campaign for the assembly polls. The star campaigners scheduled to visit Tripura on Tuesday to campaign for their respective parties include the Union Defence minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will do roadshow at Agartala. Voting will be held in Tripura on February 16 to seal the fate of 259 candidates.


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