NPF, BJP of Nagaland appeal NGOs to allow filing of nominations

Kohima, January 9
The Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) and Nagaland BJP state unit of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government issued a joint statement urging all organisations opposed to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) poll to pave way for smooth conduct of elections and to allow candidates to file their nominations today.
In a statement, the CMO informed that both NPF and BJP issued the statement after an all-party emergency meeting last evening, which was convened by Chief Minister T R Zeliang at his residential office to seek the opinion of various political parties in the state in the backdrop of various tribal organizations boycotting the elections to the Municipal and Town Councils.
The meeting was attended by NPF president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, Rajya Sabha MP & NPF secretary general, K G Kenye; NPF Working President Apong Pongener, Nagaland BJP unit President Visasolie Lhoungu; BJP Vice President Imsu Yaden and General Secretary Eduzu Theluo; Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee General secretary Medokul Sophie and Secretary Moa Imchen and Nagaland Home minister Y Patton.
The meeting discussed how Article 243T of the Constitution of India relating to women reservation in local bodies did not affect article 371A, the CMO stated. After the discussions, CMO media cell said both NPF and BJP decided issue a joint
statement.

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