2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election

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Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, 2018

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All 60 seats in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout75%[1]
  First party Second party
  Blank Blank
Leader Neiphiu Rio T. R. Zeliang
Party NDPP NPF
Alliance NDA
Leader's seat Northern Angami II Peren
Last election 1 38
Seats won 34[2] 26
Seat change Increase33 Decrease12
Popular vote 406,954 389,912
Percentage 53.2% 38.8%
Swing Increase51.4% Decrease8.2%

constituency map

Chief Minister before election

T. R. Zeliang
Nagaland People's Front

Chief Minister after election

Neiphiu Rio
NDPP

The Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, 2018 was held on 27 February 2018 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.[3][4] The counting of votes took place on 3 March 2018.

Background[edit]

The tenure of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly ends on 13 March 2018.[5] On 22 Jan 2018, former CM KL Chishi joined the BJP along with 12 other leaders and former lawmakers, including former Independent legislator Jacob Zhimomi, at an event in Dimapur.[6]

11 parties issued a statement calling for the postponement of the polls.[7]

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and the ruling Naga Peoples' Front dissolved their electoral alliance prior to the election. The BJP instead chose to form an alliance with the newly formed Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, led by former CM Neiphiu Rio.[8][9]

Schedule[edit]

The dates of the election were announced on 18 January 2018.[10]

Event Date Day
Date for nominations 31 Jan 2018 Wednesday
Last date for filing nominations 7 Feb 2018 Wednesday
Date for scrutiny of nominations 8 Feb 2018 Thursday
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 12 Feb 2018 Monday
Date of poll 27 Feb 2018 Tuesday
Date of counting 3 Mar 2018 Saturday
Date before which the election shall be completed 5 Mar 2018 Monday

Exit polls[edit]

Polling firm Date published
NDPP+ NPF INC Others
JanKiBaat-NewsX[11] 27 January 2018 27-32 20-25 0-2 5-7
CVoter[11] 27 January 2018 25-31 19-25 0-4 6-10

Result[edit]

9 parties registered to contest the election, as well as a further 11 independent candidates. Lok Sabha MP and former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party was declared elected uncontested in the Northern Angami II constituency after no other candidate was nominated against him.[12]

Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Candidates Won +/−
Nagaland People's Front (NPF) 389,912 38.8 58 26 Decrease12
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) 253,090 25.2 40 18 Increase18
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 153,864 15.3 20 12 Increase11
National People's Party (NPP) 69,506 6.9 25 2 Increase2
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 45,089 4.5 13 1 Steady
Independents (IND) 43,008 4.3 11 1 Decrease7
Indian National Congress (INC) 20,752 2.1 18 0 Decrease8
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 10,693 1.1 6 0 Decrease4
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 7,491 0.7 3 0 Steady
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) 2,765 0.3 2 0 Steady
None of the above (NOTA)
Total 100.00 196 60 ±0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "75% voter turnout in Meghalaya and Nagaland". Times of India. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ Including NDPP, BJP, JD(U), NPP, Independent.
  3. ^ "Nagaland Assembly elections 2018: Neiphiu Rio elected unopposed before polls". 13 February 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Northeast polls: It's advantage BJP". 12 February 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Elections in India". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  6. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Former Nagaland Chief Minister KL Chishi, 12 other leaders join BJP". Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Poll boycott no solution to Nagaland issue: Kiren Rijiju". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Nagaland Assembly polls: BJP to join hands with NDPP". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "'Had we gone it alone, we'd have won 20 seats': Nagaland BJP state president talks seat-sharing, dissent and defections - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/PN3_18012018.pdf
  11. ^ a b "Exit polls predict BJP may win Tripura, consolidate position in Meghalaya and Nagaland". Times of India. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  12. ^ "The list of all contesting candidates for 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election". The Naga Republic. Retrieved 19 February 2018.

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