According to election officials, Friday was the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers. Congress candidate Sumi suddenly withdrew his application. So the 68-year-old was victorious. After this, his supporters cheered. Kazeto Kinimi was first elected in 2018 from Akuluto Assembly Constituency. Now he got a chance to represent this constituency again. He has thanked supporters, well-wishers, BJP officials for that.
BJP has opened an account in Nagaland due to the unopposed election of Kazeto Kinimi. Interestingly, BJP won one seat even before the polls. State Deputy Chief Minister and BJP Legislature Party Group Leader Yanthungo Peyton has congratulated Kinimi. BJP contested this election with Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party. NDPP contested 40 seats, while BJP contested 20 seats. In 2018 also, both the parties had distributed seats in a similar manner.