3 among 6 candidates in the fray are crorepatis

Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/28/2019 11:33:53 AM IST

Out of the six candidates contesting for Lok sabha and the 26 Aongleden AC by-election in Nagaland, three are bracketed as crorepatis with the list headed by former chief minister K.L. Chishi (75).

According to the affidavit made available from the office of the CEO Nagaland, Chishi (INC) who is contesting as Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat, has movable and immovable assets worth Rs. 36,97,11,350. He is a resident of Naghutomi old village Atoizu under Zunheboto district. 

The other ‘crorepati’ is sitting Lok Sabha MP of the NDPP, Tokheho Yepthomi (62), who has movable assets worth Rs. 33,20,732 and immovable assets of Rs. 5.66 crores. 

Yepthomi is a resident of Naharbari Dimapur and fighting election with NDPP ticket. He won the by-electtion to the 16th Lok Sabha after then MP and present chief minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio resigned to contest the 2018 state assembly elections. 

First timer in elective politics and PDA/NDPP candidate for the 26-Aongleden assembly constituency by-election, Sharingain Longkumer (37) has movable and immovable assets worth Rs. 43, 15,530 and immovable assets estimated at Rs. 6, 25, 18,000. 

He is a resident of Mekumpong Ungama village and contesting under NDPP ticket. 

NPP candidate for the Lok Sabha, 38-year old Hayithung Tungoe (Bill Lotha) of Lakhuti village under Wokha district has movable assets worth Rs. 3,65,881 and no immovable assets as per the affidavit provided to chief electoral officer Nagaland. 

Independent for the Lok Sabha seat, Dr. MM Thromwa Konyak (40) is a resident of PWD colony Chen town under Mon district. 

He has movable assets worth Rs. 50,000 and immovable assets totalling Rs. 5,50,000. 

Congress candidate for the by-election to the 26-Aongleden AC, Alem Jongshi (60) is a resident of A khel Ungma village under Mokokchung district. 

He has movable assets of Rs. 27,12,970.55 and immovable assets of Rs. 44,50,000 assets.

According to the affidavits filed by the candidates, out of six , only Sharingain Longkumer and Hayithung Bill Lotha have social media accounts on facebook.

Poll symbols allotted

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has allotted party symbols to all four candidates contesting the April 11 Lok Sabha election in Nagaland.

According to Commissioner and Returning Officer (RO) M. Patton, Congress candidate K. L Chishi has been allotted the “Hand” symbol; NDPP candidate Tokheho Yepthomi allotted the “Globe” symbol; NPP candidate Hayithung Tungoe allotted the “Book” symbol and independent candidate Dr. M. M Thromwa Konyak allotted the “Trumpet” symbol. This was reported by Commissioner and Returning Officer M. Patton.  

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