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T.R Zeliang take oath as Nagaland CM

T.R. Zeliang, leader of Naga Peoples Front (NPF), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of Neiphio Rio, who has been elected to Lok Sabha. The NDF-led ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN-III) government was formed in March 2013. Mr. Rio resigned from the office after serving Chief Minister of the state for over 11 years following his victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

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Genral Polls 2014: Dhubri recorded highest Voter Turnout; Srinagar the lowest

The 16th Lok Sabha polls registered a record average voter turnout of 66.4%. Dhubri of Assam witnessed the highest turnout at 88.22% followed by Nagaland at 87.82%; Srinagar of J&K registered the lowest turnout at 25.90%, followed by Anantnag of the same state.

Table 1: Top 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in terms of Voter Turnout

Sl. No Parliamentary Constituency State/UT Voter Turnout
1 Dhubri Assam 88.22%
2 Nagaland Nagaland 87.82%
3 Tamluk West Bengal 87.59%
4 Bishnupur West Bengal 86.72%
5 Lakshadweep Lakshadweep 86.61%
6 Kanthi West Bengal 86.61%
7 Bardhaman Purba West Bengal 86.21%
8 Tripura West Tripura 85.92%
9 Basirhat West Bengal 85.45%
10 Birbhum West Bengal 85.33%
Source: Election Commission of India

Table 2: Bottom 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in terms of Voter Turnout

Sl. No Parliamentary Constituency State/UT Voter Turnout
1 Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir 25.90%
2 Anantnag Jammu & Kashmir 28.84%
3 Baramulla Jammu & Kashmir 39.13%
4 Kalyan Maharashtra 42.88%
5 Patna Sahib Bihar 45.33%
6 Bhind Madhya Pradesh 45.62%
7 Nalanda Bihar 47.22%
8 Mumbai North Central Maharashtra 48.61%
9 Arrah Bihar 48.75%
10 Bansgaon Uttar Pradesh 49.88%
Source: Election Commission of India

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