While Dr Neiphrezo Keditsu of NPF polled 9,909 votes, BJP candidate Visasolie Lhoungu received 6,864 votes, District Returning Officer and DC Kohima, W Honje Konyak said.
    
Both BJP and NPF are allies in the NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government.
    
The seat had been previously held for five continuous terms by three-times Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio from 1989 till May 2014.
    
The by-poll was necessitated following Neiphiu Rio's win in the Lok Sabha election in May this year.
    
The by-poll to the seat was held on October 15 in 39 polling stations across 30 villages of the constituency with 16,856 voters out of 18,834 exercising their franchise.

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