Counting of votes polled in the by-elections to two assembly constituencies in Nagaland began as per schedule at 8 am on Tuesday amidst tight security. All COVID-19 regulations are being followed for the counting.
- Independent candidates leading on Southern Angami-I and Pungro-Kiphire assembly seats which went to by-polls.
#Nagaland: Independent candidates leading on Southern Angami-I and Pungro-Kiphire assembly seats which went to by-polls.
(Earlier visuals from a counting centre in Kohima) pic.twitter.com/iOZQnlzwd8
— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
The by-elections were held in Southern Angami-I and Pungro-Khipre seats on November 3 after the death of sitting legislators Vikho-o Yhoshu and T Torechu respectively. A three-tier security arrangement has been put in place at the two counting centres, the officials said.
Central forces and state police have been deployed to thwart any untoward incident, they added.