‘Cock’ grows; ‘Hand’ shrinks

NTIMES 11MAR: ‘Cock’ grows; ‘Hand’ shrinks

DIMAPUR, MAR 10 (NPN) : NP Election Statistics
Nagaland assembly election 2013 had fewer candidates-185 as against 218 in 2008 and 225 in 2003.

The NPF in its maiden election in 2003 set up 54 candidates and won 19 seats, polling 2,64,534 votes (29.76%) ; in 2008 it set up 56 candidates and won 26 seats, polling 3,80,964 votes (33.62%); while in 2013 it set up 59 candidates and won 38 seats (after one was adjourned) polling 506025 ( 46.89%) and showing a remarkable increase in vote shares in subsequent elections.

Success and Failure percentages

Success and Failure percentages

In contrast, the Congress in 2003 set up 60 candidates and won 21 polling 3,18,671 votes (35.86%) ; in 2008, the Congress set up 60 candidates and won 26 seats polling 4,11,100 votes (36.28%). In 2013, the Congress set up 56 candidates (election in one was adjourned) and won 8 seats and its vote share plummeted to its lowest at 276742 ( 25.64%).

In the 2013 general election, the NPF which won 38 of the 59 seats contested, scored 64.4% in success rate while the Congress won a lowest ever tally of 8 of the 56 seats it contested with a success rate of only14.5 %

In 2003, the NCP contested seven seats but drew a blank and polled 17,726 votes(1.99%).In 2008 it won 2 out of the eight seats contested polling 45,397(4.01%) and in 2013 it won 4 of the 14 seats it contested, polling 63026 (5.84 %).

The fortunes of the BJP, which contest 38 seats and winning its biggest ever tally in the north east with 7 seats in 2003;showed a consistent dip in 2008 when it won only 2 of the 23 seats contested. In 2013, the BJP won 1 of the 11 seats it contested.

The JD (U) had won 3 of the 13 seats it contested in 2003 and in 2008 it drew a blank in the 3 seats it contested. In 2013, JD (U) won 1 out of the 3 seats it contested.

The United Naga Democratic Party (UNDP) which entered the fray for the first time in 2008 and then in 2013 drew a blank.

For the independent candidates, the number ‘7’ appear to be ‘lucky’ as Independent candidates won 7 of the 17 seats contested in 2003 and seven of the 33 seats contested in 2008 and again winning 7 of the – seats contested in 2013. NPN

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