Dimapur business unhappy over poll delay

DIMAPUR, APRIL 30 (MExN): A meeting called to discuss the formation of the now dissolved Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) ended on an inconclusive note today. Former president of the DCCI Kasheto Yeptho, addressing media persons following the meeting informed that the DDCI was dissolved on April 19 to make way for the election of a new team of office bearers and the adoption of a full fledged constitution. It was duly dissolved following a directive from the Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, which had also assigned a timeframe of six days i.e. till April 30 to constitute a new team of office bearers, Yeptho said.
The meeting was chaired by the Additional Deputy Commissioner and was attended by all the executive members of the drafting committee selected to draft the constitution. There are 25 members in the drafting committee.  “The meeting discussed the issue of the formation of the DCCI… (and) majority members of the house decided to have the election today itself.” However, the ADC stated that he received information from the DC not to conduct the election today. The ADC further informed the meeting that it received a directive from the Home Department in this regard. The meeting came to an abrupt close after the information was communicated leaving the members confused. Thus, the sole purpose of the meeting cannot be completed, Yeptho said.
Airing displeasure over the inconclusive end of the meeting, Yeptho said that the election was to have been completed today according to an earlier directive.  Further, he added that the circular from the ADC informing of the meeting today was only given out at the last minute that too, to only a few. Yeptho contended that except some business establishments and a few members of the drafting committee, the rest of the members did not receive the circular. Nevertheless, all members of the drafting committee attended the meeting, he added.   Yeptho on behalf of the committee demanded to know from the ADC “whether they’re under some directive or influence from the government or it is really for the interest of the DCCI?”
General body meeting called

To further discuss the issue thoroughly, the drafting committee informed all members of the business community of Dimapur that a general body meeting will be held on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 pm. Yeptho informed all concerned to attend the scheduled meeting positively to be held at Durga Mandir Hall, Old Daily Market.