Shilong/Kohima: Assembly polls in Meghalaya and Nagaland witnessed a massive turnout of voters. Around 75% voters exercised their votes in the polls on Tuesday. In Nagaland violence between the ruling Naga Peoples Front and BJP claimed one life in clash, said the officials. Voting percentage are expected to go higher as complete data is yet to be received, the chief election officer of the two states said.
Akuluto constituency in Zunheboto district, where violence broke left one dead and two injured. Police opened fire to disperse clashing party workers and voting resumed after the situation was brought under control. Member of a village council received minor injuries in his leg, when a blast had taken place in a room near polling station in Tizit constituency in Mon district. Some arrests were made in both cases of violence but the pooling was however unaffected.
Out of the total 60 constituencies polling was held in 59 constituencies as Neiphiu Rio, the three time former chief minister and National Democratic Progressive Party candidate was elected unopposed to Northern Angami-II seat. Rio’s party has an alliance with the BJP, which snapped ties with its long standing ally the Naga People’s Front.