Medziphema Village Council (MVC) has acknowledged the sacrifices of the intending candidates in listening to the voice of the people and refrained from filing nomination papers, which led to zero nominations in Medziphema Town Council (MTC).
The council lauded the candidates for maintaining maturity and true leadership quality by upholding the wishes of the people over their personal gains, despite extension of two “special hours” in filing of nomination papers exclusively for Medziphema.
It was also possible due to the selfless sacrifices, enthusiastic cooperation and active participation from the citizens of Medziphema, stated MVC chairman Neikhonyü Kuotsu and secretary Khriengulie Kapo in a press statement.
MVC affirmed that, “development at the expense of our personal rights and freedom is a mockery and that we the people of Medziphema will not succumb to.” The council also appreciated the citizens of Medziphema for the unstinted cooperation and responding to the call of Medziphema Village Council to boycott the process of town council elections with 33% reservation for women at Medziphema town.
The village counicl further asserted that the contributions demonstrated by the citizens would go a long way in safeguarding “our rights and in protecting our precious democracy even in the future”.
Meanwhile, Medziphema Village Council also lauded APO, AYO, ASU, CPO, CYO and CSU for their patronage and remaining firm on their resolutions to oppose ULB election in Angami jurisdiction.
MVC also thanked administration, police and IRB personnel in not resorting to provocative actions inimical to the public during the protest.
Further, the council appreciated the solidarity extended by tribal bodies and village councils during the protests against holding of civic polls and intending candidates from filing nomination papers.
TTC, WTC scrutiny of papers: Against the backdrop of various Naga tribal bodies serving deadline to candidates to withdraw their candidatures for February 1 civic polls, nomination papers of 46 candidates were accepted in Tening Town Council (TTC) and Wokha Town Council (WTC) after scrutiny on January 10.
ADC and returning officer of TTC Thsuvisie Phoji accepted nomination papers of 13 candidates including six females, reported DIPR.
The candidates include- nine NPF, three Independents and one Congress.
In WTC, 33 nomination papers were accepted after scrutiny at DC office Wokha, which was supervised by returning officer and ADC Wokha Hotolu Swu. Altogether 12 female candidates would be contesting for the WTC out of which two female candidates are contesting under general quota (unreserved).
Altogether 12 female candidates are contesting for the Wokha Town Council Election out of which two female candidates are contesting under general quota. Out of 15 wards- BJP filed 13, NPF 12 and 8 Independent candidates.