India, Nov. 2 -- By-election to two seats in the Nagaland Assembly on November 3 is poised for tight battles with multiple candidates in the fray - 3 candidates in Southern Angami-I constituency and 5 in Pungro-Kiphire constituency.

In Southern Angami, the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has fielded a former youth leader and social worker Medo Yhokha while opposition Naga People's Front (NPF) is being represented by Kikovi Kirha who is an entrepreneur. They will have a triangular face-off with independent candidate Seyievilie Peter Zashumo, former PA of former NLA Speaker late Vikho-o Yhoshu whose demise in December 2019 necessitated the by-poll for the Southern Angami seat.

In Pungro-Kiphire, Lirimong Sangtam of ...