Guwahati: Over 82.42 per cent voter turnout in the Nagaland assembly polls on Monday, which were held in 59 of the 60 Assembly constituencies.
Heavy security arrangements has been made for free and fair election in the hills state.
According to official, the polling percentage would likely increase further after the compilation of the reports of the Returning Officers.
Voting started at 7 a.m. in 2,291 polling stations, manned by 11,500 staff. It will end at 4 p.m.
The voting was largely peaceful across the northeastern state except some stay incidents including stone pelting and minor clashes. No major untoward incident has been reported so far.
In Akuk village under the Bhandari Assembly constituency in Wokha district, supporters of a candidate attacked the rival party workers using sharp weapons in which three persons were injured.
BJP candidate Kazheto Kinimi was re-elected unopposed from the Akuluto Assembly constituency after his only opponent and Congress nominee Khekashe Sumi withdrew his candidature.
Polling percentage was 83.85 in the last assembly polls in 2018.
The counting of votes will be held in Nagaland on March 2 along with Meghalaya and Tripura.
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