‘Clean election starts with clean electoral roll’
Dimapur, Oct 21 (EMN): Commissioner-Secretary of Municipal Affairs, M Patton, who is also the E-roll Observer for Dimapur district held a meeting with the district administration, AEROs and political parties regarding the special summary revision of E-Roll in the DC’s conference hall on October 20.
Briefing the officials, Patton said that the process of conducting clean election starts with clean electoral roll. He felt that Dimapur, being a heterogeneous society comprising of different tribes and communities, may face certain difficulties compared to other districts during the process. Stating that rules are the same for the whole country, he appealed the officials involved in the process to adhere to the rules and guidelines of the Election Commission.
Expressing concern over the low enrolment of young eligible voters, he called for rectification of abnormalities in the E-roll in the district. He appealed to all political parties to give special attention to the period of filling claims and objections which has been allotted from October 3-31. He asked the political parties to be more sincere during the period in order to avoid any problem in future.
Patton also apprised on the importance of BLAs who are to be appointed by the political parties to assist the BLOs during the election process.
During the meeting, AEROs shared their problems and the anomalies detected in their respective polling stations and also measures undertaken to correct the same. The meeting was conducted by Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur, Kesonyu Yhome.