The Congress candidate from Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha constituency, K L Chishi, has opened up a lead against his nearest rival, Tokheho Yephtomi of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).
4,14,432 (51.01%) of the votes have been counted in favor of the Congress candidate Chishi till now, while sitting Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi has won a total of 3,81,219 (46.94%) votes. Hayithung Tungoe of the National People's Party (NPP) has received 11,463 (1.41%) votes.
It may be mentioned that the Naga People's Front (NPF) have supported the Congress candidate in the 2019 General elections.
It may be mentioned that the Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) in the Northeastern state of Nagaland.
It participated in its first general election in 1967 and its first member of parliament (MP) was S. C. Jamir of the Nagaland Nationalist Organisation who was elected unopposed.
In 1969, the Twenty-third Amendment of the Constitution of India discontinued the reservation of the seat to Scheduled Tribes.
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