Friday, June 2, 2023

Nagaland gears up for general election 2023

As the state prepares for the general election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), district and sub-division administrations, civil society organisations and others have been organising and issuing various programmes, information to conduct fair and smooth election.

‘Clean election’ rally at Sürümi village

A “Clean Election” rally under the theme, “For better change opt for righteous” was organised by Sürümi Students’ Union (SSU) in collaboration with Sürümi GBs, Sürümi Sumi Totimi Hoho (SSTH) and Church leaders on January 25 at Sürümi Village, Sürühuto Zunheboto.
In a press release, SSU president, Katovi A Aye and general secretary, Kukugha Yeptho said the main purpose of the rally was “to encourage and refreshen the minds of every public towards pragmatic mindset of clean election and its outcome for development, besides crating awareness to discard unattractive practices” for the upcoming general election and most importantly to break ground for the future generation. The union said the rally’s messages were – “demand for development rather than selling of vote”, “cheering for altercation rather than swigging”, “longing for veracity both with the public and on the same hand for the candidate”.

AAYF to ensure ‘clean election’

Ato Area Youth Front (AAYF) while maintaining that the area and Nagaland in general needed “real development and change” has decided to carry out “inspections and checks” to ensure a “clean election”.
In a press release, AAYF president, Anoto Swu and general secretary, Khevito Zhimo lamented that the “culture of buying and selling votes for money has been practiced for long in the state of Nagaland by many politicians, leaders, student bodies and civil societies”. Stating that the young generation needs “real solutions based on the ground reality”, AAYF said it would not follow the same path towards corruptions and has thus decided to stand against “corruptions in terms of all that offered during the selection of its leader”.
AAYF has asked all youth to take serious note of it and has hoped for positive response from public and candidates.

Poilwa Namdizang Village Council resolves

In view of the ensuing general election, Poilwa Namdizang Village Council (PNVC) Peren district has resolved to uphold the true democratic process of elections as enshrined in the Constitution of India.
The council has resolved to ensure that citizen within its jurisdiction abstain trading of votes for cash or kind; it has prohibited supply of intoxication and other substance by candidates or their agents during election. PNVC has also resolved to extend full co-operation to the district administration, security personnel and other government machineries to enable the smooth conduct of election.

DC & DEO Mkg informs on election trg schedule

Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer (DEO) Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap Singh has informed all government employees under Mokokchung district assigned for election duty as presiding officer, 1st polling officer, 2nd polling officer, 3rd polling officer and grade IV staffs to take note of the training schedule.
The schedules are as follows – 1st round training on February 2-3; 2nd Round of training on February 14-15 and final round of the training on February 21-22. Further, DC and DEO has directed all head of the department/offices under Mokokchung District to depute all the listed officials under their respective establishment to the training. DC and DEO cautioned that any government employee failing to attend the election training/duties shall be prosecuted under the election law.

RJD to contest election

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has decided to contest in the ensuing Nagaland state assembly election, informed RJD Nagaland media cell. This was decided during January 25 meeting of Nagaland State RJD office bearers and party workers with two senior RJD leaders, Bhola Yadav, former MLA Bihar and present general secretary of RJD Bihar, and minister of agriculture Bihar, Kumar Sarvjeet, at state party office, Thilixu, Dimapur.

DEF Pughoboto conducts flag march

DEF Pughoboto along with C coy 75 BSF Bn conducted flag march to instill confidence among the public for the forthcoming general election on January 27. (IA Pughoboto)


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