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ECI recognises NDPP

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2017 11:31 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 20 (EMN): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the registration of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) as a recognised political party “under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 on and with effect from 13.10.2017”.
This was stated in a letter from the ECI to the president of NDPP, issued on Friday. “As provided in sub-section (9) of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the party shall communicate to the commission without delay any change in its name, head office, office-bearers, address or in any other material matters,” the order directed.
According to the ECI, “registration” however would not entitle the party to the “reservation of any exclusive symbol for it.” The candidates duly set up by the party at an election will be entitled to benefits of preference in allotment of free symbols over independent candidates under paragraph 12 of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968, it ruled.
“It is also informed that the commission, while registering a political party, does not approve the flags of political parties, and if the party has a flag, it shall be the own responsibility of the party to ensure that the flag does not violate the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 or the flag Code of India or any other relevant law related to the subject, and that its flag does not imitate in any manner the flag of any other political party,” the letter from the ECI read.
When contacted, NDPP president, Chingwang Konyak informed Eastern Mirror that he will call for a convention to discuss the party’s next move following the ECI recognition. The party convention will happen at the earliest with due notification, he informed.
Konyak shared that even as the party has established units in some of the districts, the aim was to form NDPP units in all districts of the state. The party also intends to strengthen its leadership, he said it will be done strictly according to the constitution of the party through “elections and not nominations”.
Currently, Konyak is the president of NNDP. He is aided by Alemtemshi Jamir as the party’s working president, and Abu Metha who is the secretary general.
The party headquarter is located at Chumukedima, Dimapur.

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2017 11:31:32 pm