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Amit Shah urges Nagaland, Meghalaya voters for higher turnout

Amit Shah urges Nagaland, Meghalaya voters for higher turnout

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 27 Feb 2018, 05:49 pm

Kohima/Shillong, Feb 27 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has urged all people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to cast their vote as the Assembly elections in the respective states are underway.

In a tweet, Shah said: "Story of progress and development begins with a single vote, so I appeal to the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to come out and vote in large numbers in the Assembly Elections."

Amid security, voting for the assembly polls in  Meghalaya and Nagaland began on Tuesday.

In Meghalaya, voting started at 7 a.m..

People were seen queuing up in front 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.

Amit Shah urges Nagaland, Meghalaya voters for higher turnout

India BloomsNews Service
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