Nagaland civic polls: 72 more withdraw following boycott threat

Naga Hoho, the apex body of Naga tribes has called for a boycott of the election to protest against 33 per cent reservation for women in the election.

| Guwahati | Published:January 18, 2017 1:34 am

More than 70 candidates on Tuesday withdrew their nominations ahead of municipal elections in Nagaland following threats from various tribal bodies. Naga Hoho, the apex body of Naga tribes has called for a boycott of the election to protest against 33 per cent reservation for women in the election. It has threatened to ex-communicate those who will defy its diktat.  Sources confirmed that 72 more candidates have withdrawn their nominations.

 

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