On March 31, Nagaland’s lone Rajya Sabha seat will be contested. After incumbent member KG Kenye’s term ends on April 2, the seat will be vacant.
In accordance with the provisions of Subsection (1) of Section 29 of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Additional Secretary and Returning Officer has fixed, with the prior approval of the Election Commission, the annexe room of the Assembly Secretariat’s conference hall as the location where the poll will be held in response to the Election Commission’s notification on Monday.
Moreover, a candidate or his proposer may deliver nomination papers to the returning officer or assistant returning officer in room No. 65, Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any day (other than a public holiday) not later than March 21, according to the notification.
Forms for nomination papers can be obtained at the above-mentioned locations and times.
Meanwhile, the nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny at noon at the office of the returning officer on March 22.
However, a candidate or his proposers, or his election agent who has been authorised in writing by the candidate to deliver it to either the returning officer or the assistant returning officer in their office before 3 p.m. on March 24 may deliver notice of withdrawal of candidature.
If the election is called, it will be held on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the notification.
Nagaland’s government is led by the United Democratic Alliance, which includes the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Naga People’s Front, and an independent.
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