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Sonia Gandhi to campaign in poll-bound Nagaland today

February 07, 2013 10:57 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Nagaland on Thursday to campaign for the state assembly election to be held on February 23.

According to reports, Gandhi will address two public meetings at Mokokchung and Dimapur districts.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will also address public rallies in Kohima, Mon and Tuensang districts tentatively on February 9 and 14.

The Congress has been in opposition in Nagaland since 2003.

Meanwhile, a total of 193 candidates filed their nominations on Wednesday for the Nagaland assembly elections.

The scrutiny of the nomination papers will be taken up on Thursday and last date of withdrawal is on February 9.

In 2008 election, Nagaland Peoples Front won 26 seats; Indian National Congress won 23 seats. And BJP and Independent parties won 2 and 7 seats respectively.

Source: ANI