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Decries ‘undemocratic impositions’ in electoral process
Dimapur, March 20 (MExN): The Langpangkong Kaketshir Mungdang Clean Election Campaign Committee (LKM CECC) had reaffirmed its “commitments to work selflessly amongst the people for clean election in ensuring one person one vote without compromising with money and muscle powers.”
The commitments were reaffirmed at the coordination meetings with the Local Action Committees on Clean Election held in Tuli and Changtongya town on March 17 & 18 respectively.
A press release from LKM CECC said that meeting also entrusted and empowered the respective action committees to initiate and adopt suitable measures to further educate the “general masses for fair and free participation with moral authority and political consciousness as a citizen during election.”
The Action committees have been constituted in the respective places comprised of the ward and church leaders’ alongwith the representatives from women and students’ Union to educate people and ensure fair and free election in their own locality, it said.
The meetings also reviewed the September 3, 2016 Resolutions on Clean Election adopted at Chuchuyimlang in the presence of all the concerned leaders from civil societies, church leaders, village council members and GBs from all the villages under Langpangkong range in Mokokchung district.
Meanwhile, the release said that LKM CECC also had a separate meeting with the leaders from five wards in Tuli jurisdiction regarding the “recent imbroglio that took place in connection with the local electoral politics.”
While LKM CECC was made to “understand that some people have announced certain impositions regarding the selection of a particular candidate in 21st Tuli Assembly Constituency,” it was clarified by the ward members that there was no case of “physical assault on any persons contrary to news report published in some local dailies recently,” it added.
In this connection, the committee condemned “such undemocratic impositions” upon the citizens in matter of selection of a candidate and cautioned that “such forceful imposition shall directly come under the scanner and supervision of the Election Commission of India.”
The LKM CECC shall consult the Election Commission of India to ensure that no undemocratic decision in any place in Nagaland is enforced during election upon the electorates, it added.
It further appealed all the village council, ward leaders in respective towns and good citizens of Langpangkong Range to uphold the Chuchuyimlang Resolutions in letter and in spirit.
LKM CECC further informed that it will continue visiting all the villages under Langpangkong range in “coming months to meet consult and encourage people to participate in clean election campaign as a right for every citizen.”
There are also proposals to meet all the party leaders from all the political parties in Langpangkong range on the last part of April 2017, it added.
LKM CECC further appealed all concerned citizens to support its clean election campaign in all possible ways so as to make it a peoples’ movement in its “endeavor to let every person participate and cast their conscious vote during election without fear and favour in order to elect right persons for good governance in our state.”