Nagaland Lok Sabha Elections

Nagaland Congress Posts Video Alleging Deputy CM Yanthungo Patton Entered Polling Booth Wearing BJP Scarf, Cast Vote Eight Times

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Nagaland Congress on Thursday tweeted a video claiming that state's deputy CM Y Patton entered the polling station wearing a BJP scarf and that he voted eight times
  • In the tweet, the party's Twitter account asked the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland to take notice of the act

Nagaland Congress on Thursday tweeted a video claiming that state's deputy CM Yanthungo Patton entered the polling station wearing a BJP scarf and that he voted eight times.

In the tweet, the party's Twitter account asked the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland to take notice of the act.

In the video, the man who has the likeness of Deputy CM Y Patton is seen wearing a BJP scarf in the polling booth and then going post his ballot.

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The state which has 60 assembly seats has only one Lok Sabha seat. The seat went to polls during the Phase I of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Sitting NDPP MP and BJP ally Tokheho Yepthomi will contest against National Peoples Party’s Hayithung Tungoe and Congress’ KL Chishi who is supported by the opposition NPF (Naga People’s Front) are the key players during the elections. 

Ninety-one seats from 20 states across India went to polls on Thursday.

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In a separate story, a day before the general elections, the Konyak Union in Nagaland bagged the Guinness Book World Record for the 'Largest Traditional Konyak Dance'.

On April 5, 4687 Konyak Naga women from Nagaland came together and danced in their colourful traditional attire at the Aoleang Monyu (Mini-Hornbill) festival in an attempt to set the record. 

On Wednesday, the Konyak Union said that they had received a response from Guinness Book officials a day earlier stating: 

"The largest traditional Konyak dance consists of 4687 participants and was achieved by the Konyak Union (India)in Monday, Nagaland, India, on 5 April 2019."

The Konyak Union has thanked all the participants, well-wishers and supporters.

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