LIVE: Nagaland Election Results 2023

Akuluto seat won unopposed by BJP

Voting for the 60-member Nagaland assembly took place on February 27 along with Meghalaya. The Election Commission of India (ECI) is counting the votes for Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura today. Voting in Nagaland was held in a single phase.

More than 83 per cent of the over 13 lakh electorate cast their vote in Nagaland in this year's assembly election. The voting took place in a total of 2,291 polling stations for 59 assembly seats. In the Akuluto assembly constituency of Nagaland's Zunheboto district, BJP MLA Kazheto Kinimi was elected unopposed after his only rival withdrew his nomination.

In 2018, the BJP and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) came to power in Nagaland. The two parties had come together to form government with support from the Janata Dal (United) and an Independent.

The BJP and the NDPP announced a seat-sharing arrangement for the 2023 Nagaland assembly election. The BJP contested 20 seats while the NDPP fielded candidates for the remaining 40 seats.

In 2018, the NDPP won 17 seats while the BJP took 12 seats. The Naga People's Front (NPF) won 26 seats in the election.

A total of 184 candidates contested the 2023 Nagaland assembly election. These included 68 from the national parties and 72 from the state parties. The key constituencies in Nagaland include the Northern Angam seati, where NDPP has fielded Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the Tiyu constituency from where Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton is contesting.

Two-time Chief Minister TR Zeliang is contesting from Peren constituency on an NDPP ticket and Nagaland BJP chief Temjen Imna Along has been fielded from Alongtaki seat.

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