Dimapur, March 20 (EMN): The Langpangkong Kaketshir Mungdang Clean Election Campaign Committee (LKM CECC) has clarified that there was no incident of physical assaults on members of an assembly constituency of Tuli town, contrary to reports published in some of the local newspapers (including Eastern Mirror).
The LKM CECC issued a press statement on Monday informing that it held meetings with the local action committees on clean election at Tuli and Changtongya town on March 17 and 18 respectively. “The action committees have been constituted in the respective places comprised of the ward and church leaders along with the representatives from women and students’ union to educate people and ensure fair and free election in their own locality”.
The meetings reviewed the September 3rd, 2016 resolutions on clean election adopted at Chuchuyimlang in the presence of leaders from civil societies, church leaders, village council members and GBs from all the villages under Langpangkong range in Mokokchung district, it stated.
“The 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. In course of discussion the LKMCECC made to understand that some people have announced certain impositions regarding the selection of a particular candidate in 21st Tuli Assembly Constituency.
“However, 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. The LKMCECC, therefore, condemns such undemocratic impositions upon the citizens in matter of selection of a candidate and cautions that such forceful imposition shall directly come under the scanner and supervision of the Election Commission of India.”
According to the LKMCECC, it 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.
“The LKMCECC further appeal all the village councils, ward leaders in respective towns and good citizens of Langpangkong Range to uphold the Chuchuyimlang Resolutions in letter and in spirit. As a continuous process of its campaign, the LKMCECC shall be 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.”
It has also proposed to meet “all the party leaders from all the political parties in Langpangkong range on the last part of April” this year.