Nagaland deputy CM Yanthungo Patton in poll code violation, BJP leader casts vote wearing scarf with party symbol


Nagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton has landed himself in a big trouble after the Congress alleged that he had committed a poll code violation by entering a polling booth, wearing a scarf with BJP’s election symbol.

Yanthungo Patton

Sharing the video of Patton, the Congress urged the state’s Chief Electoral Officer to take strict action against him. It wrote, “Nagaland Dy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton entering polling station wearing @BJP4India scarf and voting an unprecedented 8 times. Can @ceonagaland take cognizance of this illegal and blatant act?”

According to election rules, the display of parties’ election symbol is prohibited by parties or candidates within 200 metres of polling booths on the day of the polling.

Chief Electoral Officer Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha, has not reacted on the allegations of election code violation. He, however, said that the state had recorded 21 percent turn out has been recorded for the Lok Sabha poll and 19 per cent for Aonglenden bypoll till 9 am.

Nagaland is going for poll for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland and by-election to Aonglenden assembly constituency.