KOHIMA: S Keoshu Yimchunger, the nominee of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) and the consensus candidate of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), is set to win the by-polls to the 58th Shamator-Chessore Assembly constituency, as he was the only candidate to file his nomination papers on the last day of nomination filing on Friday.
Keoshu filed his papers in the presence of B Henok Buchem, ADC and returning officer for the 58 Shamator-Chessore Assembly Constituency by-election.
According to reports, official sources confirmed that no other candidates filed nomination papers for the upcoming by-elections.
The by-election in Nagaland is scheduled for October 30.
Nominations will be scrutinised on October 11, with the deadline for withdrawals on October 13.
The vote will be counted on November 2.
The seat became vacant following the death of MLA and adviser Toshi Wungtung, necessitating the by-election.
Though the NPF had planned to field a candidate, the party decided to withdraw from the race and agreed to support the NDPP candidate as requested by the latter.
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