Nagaland elections: 75% polling recorded, one killed in poll violence1 min read . Updated: 27 Feb 2018, 06:05 PM IST
The violence erupted when supporters of Naga People's Front and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party clashed near a polling booth in Akuluto on Tuesday morning
New Delhi:Seventy-five per cent polling was recorded in the Nagaland Assembly elections on Tuesday, the Election Commission said.
The voting, which began at 7 am, witnessed clashes and a bomb explosion at two places, however, the polling process was not disturbed.
Polling was held for 59 seats of the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly. Voting was delayed in at least 100 polling stations due to the malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
In Akuluto, one person was killed and two others were injured when the supporters of two political parties clashed during the polling on Tuesday.
The violence erupted when supporters of the Naga People’s Front and the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party clashed near a polling booth in Akuluto, ANI reported. The polling process, however, was not disturbed, it said.
In another incident, a blast was reported from a polling booth at Tizit village in Mon district about an hour before the voting started. According to PTI, one person was injured in the explosion.
“A handmade crude bomb was lobbed at the polling booth at around 5:45am, in which one village council member, Yanlon, suffered minor injuries in the leg," it quoted Nagaland chief electoral officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha as saying.
A total of 11,76,432 voters—5,97,281 men, 5,79,151 women and 5,884 service voters—are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Nagaland elections.
PTI contributed to this story.