New Delhi: Bye-election to Aonglenden
assembly seat in Nagaland has been advanced by a day to May
seven following a request from the state government, the
Election Commission said on Wednesday.
Election in this constituency was earlier scheduled
for May eight.
A request had been received from the state government
either to advance or postpone the date of poll owing to
certain administrative and other grounds, the EC said in a
The state government had requested the EC to change the
polling date since Sunday would be inconvenient as voters,
majority of them Christians in the constituency, would attend
service in churches.
After reviewing the matter, "The Commission has decided
that the poll in the constituency shall take place on May 7
(Saturday) in place of May 8 (Sunday). The remaining schedule
and dates will remain unchanged," it said.
By-election to Aonglenden was necessitated following the
demise of Congress MLA Nungshijungba Longkumer last year.