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Assembly polls: Voting begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland

Assembly polls: Voting begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland

India Blooms News Service | 27 Feb 2018, 02:59 pm

Shillong, Feb 27 (IBNS): Amid security, voting for the assembly polls in  Meghalaya and Nagaland began on Tuesday.

In Meghalaya, voting started at 7 am.

People were seen queuing up infront of many polling stations in the state.

Fates of  361 candidates will be decided on Tuesday.

18,09,818 electorates, including 9,13,702 women and 89,405 first-time voters, are expected to exercise their franchise.

The key battle in both the states are between the Congress, BJP and several regional parties.

In Nagaland, 195 candidates are contesting to capture 59 seats.

Meanwhile, urging voters to exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: " I urge the people of Meghalaya and Nagaland to vote in large numbers in the Assembly Elections taking place today."

Assembly polls: Voting begins in Meghalaya, Nagaland

India Blooms News Service
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