NPF supremo Liezietsu wins Nagaland by-poll

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Kohima, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Nagaland Chief Minister and Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday won the assembly by-election from the Northern Angami-I constituency.

Liezietsu, whose Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government was dismissed by Governor P.B. Acharya on July 19 after he failed to prove his majority in the assembly, defeated his rival Independent candidate Kekhrielhoulie Yhome by 3,470 votes.

The 80-year-old regionalist leader secured 8,038 votes and Yhome garnered 4,568 votes, Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha told IANS.

–IANS

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