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14th NLA: 2 women Legislators won with less than 10% margin of victory: ADR & NEC

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Dimapur-II A/C recorded highest percentage of NOTA votes

DIMAPUR, MARCH 21: Both the women Legislators who were elected recently to Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Salhoutuonuo Kruse and Hekani Kense Jakhalu, won with less than 10% margin of victory, according to data released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Nagaland Election Watch (NEC).
“Among the 59 winners, 2 are women. The 2 women winners have won with less than 10% margin of victory. Among the women winners, Salhoutuonuo Kruse (NDPP) from Western Angami (ST) Constituency has won with the highest vote share, i.e. 50% in her constituency and 0.05% margin of victory”, stated the report.
The analysis was carried out for 59 constituencies out of the total 60 in Nagaland. “Data for vote share for Akuluto (ST) constituency is not available due to BJP candidate Kazheto winning the election unopposed”, it informed.
Vote share of winners
The victors of this year’s elections won by an average 54% of total votes polled. In the 2018 elections, the corresponding average was 49%.
“Forty-six (78%) winners won with 50% and above of the total votes polled in their constituency. Thirteen (22%) winners won with less than 50% of the total votes polled in their constituency”, it stated.
According to the report, two winners with declared criminal cases managed to get a vote share of 50% and above. “Among these two winners, one winner has won with more than 10% margin of victory. A Pangjung Jamir (BJP) from Tuli (ST) Constituency won with 17.16% margin of victory”, it stated.
Thirty-nine (76%) out of 51 crorepati winners polled a vote share of 50% and above; 12 out of those 51 crorepatis won against a non-crorepati runner-up.
“Among these 12 winners, three winners have won with more than 40 % margin of victory. Among these, Neiphiu Rio (NDPP) from Northern Angami-II (ST) constituency won with 86% margin of victory”, it added.
Re-elected winners
Out of total 22 re-elected winners, none of them won with less than 20% of vote share in their respective constituencies. Seventeen (77%) of the re-elected Legislators won with more than 50% of vote share.
Meanwhile, only six (27%) re-elected Legislators won with less than 10% margin of victory whereas 4 have won with more than 50% margin of victory.
NOTA
The NOTA button instated by the Election Commission of India in 2013 gave the voters an option of rejecting all the candidates in their constituency. Out of the 11,44,709 votes polled in this year’s elections, 3,508 (0.31%) were polled for NOTA. Dimapur-II Assembly Constituency recorded the highest percentage of NOTA votes.
In the overall scenario, 46 (78%) of the winning Legislators won with 50% and above of the total votes polled in their constituency. The top 3 winners who attained the highest vote share were Neiphiu Rio, KT Sukhalu and Metsubo Jamir.
Conversely, 13 (22%) winners won with less than 50% of the total votes polled in their constituency. The three winners who have attained the least vote share were Namri Nchang, Jwenga Seb and Imtichoba.
(Page News Service)

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