So far 286 candidates have filed their nomination papers to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections in 23 towns across the state, while 10 town councils including Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) remained nil.
According to a report from state election commission, out of total 47 candidates from Dimapur Municipal Council, 14 were women candidates including 9 NPF, 3 Independents and 2 BJP.
In Phek Town Council out 10 candidates, one woman Independent, in Zunheboto Town Council 4 NPF women candidates filed nominatons, in Longleng Town Council the women candidates were 4 each from NPF and Independent, Tuli Town Council has 5 women candidates including 4 NPF and one independent, in Wokha Town Council 15 women candidates filed nominations including 13 BJP and one independent, 3 each from NPF and BJP filed nominations in Bhandari Town Council and in Mangkolemba Town Council only one woman from NPF has filed nomination.
Longkhim Town Council has also one woman Independent candidate, Tobu Town Council has 2 candidates each from NPF and Independent, East Dimapur Town Council has 4 women NPF candidates, Tening Town Council has 3 women NPF, Chozuba Town Council also 3 women NPF, in Shamator Town Council 7 women including 4 NPF, 1 BJP and 2 Independents and in Meluri Town Council 2 women candidates each in NPF and Independent.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Angami Public Organizations volunteers guarded the DC’s office main gate to prevent intending candidates from filing nominations on Friday. It may be mentioned that municipal / town council in state has 350 wards in 32 towns.