Naga Mothers’ Association lauds Nagaland CM, legislators, CSOs over decision to hold ULB elections
Dimapur, March 12 (EMN): The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has conveyed its appreciation to the chief minister of Nagaland, UDA chairman, Deputy CM, leaders of tribe organisations, GBs, civil societies and political parties for adopting a resolution to conduct Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections as per the 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India.
It expressed hope that the long overdue municipal elections will be held peacefully to ensure development of towns and municipals in the state.
“It must be noted that in the ongoing municipal election case, the NMA leaders are no longer petitioners, having withdrawn as petitioners in 2017, after the written agreement by the state government to hold the municipal elections,” read the press release from NMA.
“The Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), India’s largest human rights organisations, has impleaded as the petitioner. We remain grateful for their legal intervention for Naga women’s constitutional rights,” it added.
It may be mentioned that the government of Nagaland held a consultative meeting with mass-based society organisations, church bodies, tribal hohos, political parties, NGOs, and prominent personalities from the state, on March 9, wherein the house decided to hold elections to the ULBs with 33% reservation for women.
The decision came two weeks after the Supreme Court of India directed the state to conduct the election and to enforce reservation for women.