Kohima: Voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland began Wednesday for the second phase of India's general elections, official said.
The Lok Sabha election for the Nagaland parliamentary seat will be webcast to keep a tab on the voting process in 84 polling centres. This is the first election in India's northeastern states to be webcasted.
"Voting has started in all the 2,059 polling booths across Nagaland. We expect large number of people would turn out to exercise their franchise to elect the new Lok Sabha member," Chief Electoral Officer Sentiyanger Imchen told IANS.
Altogether, 11,77,572 electors are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect one of the three candidates.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio pitted against Congress candidate K.V. Pusa. Rio's Naga People's Front is a member of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).