SC Jamir loses Aonglenden bypoll

Last Updated: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:27

Kohima: Former Nagaland Chief Minister
and senior Congress leader S C Jamir on Friday lost the Aonglenden
Assembly bypoll to ruling Naga People`s Front (NPF) candidate
Toshikopba Longkumer by over 1,300 votes.

Jamir, the longest serving chief minister of Nagaland,
had won from the Aonglenden seat in Mokokchong district a
number of times in the past. He was staying away from the
state for nearly a decade due to gubernatorial assignments in
Goa and Maharashtra.

Bypoll for the Aonglenden seat was held on May 7 which
saw a high voter turnout of about 88 per cent.

The by-poll was necessitated following the death of
Congress MLA Nungshizenba Longkumer last year.

PTI



First Published: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:27

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