Nagaland BJP chief Temjen Imna Along wins from Alongtaki seat


Known for witty social media posts, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Temjen Imma Along is one of the key candidates in the Nagaland assembly election and marked his victory from the Alongtaki seat. He defeated JD(U)’s J. Lanu Longchar by a margin of around 3,000 votes. This seat is reserved for the Schedued Tribes.

Temjen Along, who is also the state BJP president, had earlier defeated NPF’s Benjongliba Aier and now looking for a second consecutive win. He is also the state’s higher education and tribal affairs minister.

Along received a total of 9,274 votes and Longchar got 5,526 votes.

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the estimated voters’ turnout in the Alongtaki seat was 91.94%. Temjen Imma Along has a significant fan following on Twitter and known for his humorous remarks.