NDPP, Independent win in Nagaland byelections

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Ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland won one seat in Nagaland byelections on November 10 while an Independent candidate won the second seat in the state.

NDPP candidate Medo Yhokha bagged 4,773 votes to win Southern Angami-1 seat, defeating his Independent rival Seyievilie Peter Zashumo by 598 votes.

The BJP is an ally of the NDPP-led government in Nagaland.

Independent candidate T Yangseo Sangtam won the Pungro-Kiphire seat defeating his Independent rival S Kiusumew Yimchunger by over 1,400 votes. The BJP candidate Lirimong Sangtam came third in the constituency.

The byelections 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.

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