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Nagaland Deputy CM says ULB elections possible only after 2024 Lok Sabha polls

By EMN Updated: Nov 29, 2023 9:24 pm

The long-awaited foothill road will soon become a reality, said TR Zeliang

TR Zeliang and others during the inauguration of NDPP office-cum-conference hall in Jalukie on Wednesday.

DIMAPUR — Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, TR Zeliang stated that the much-delayed urban local body (ULB) elections in Nagaland will be feasible only after the 2024 Lok Sabha election and the completion of the delimitation exercise in various urban wards.

He said this while addressing the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) workers during the inauguration of the party office-cum-conference hall in Jalukie on Wednesday.

According to an update from the Dy CM’s media cell, Zeliang expressed confidence in the smooth conduct of elections following the recent passage of the Nagaland Municipal Amendment Bill, adding that many issues faced the municipalities and towns would be resolved post the ULB elections.

“For 22 years, we could not hold ULB election due to opposition from tribals bodies. During this period, we have missed so many central projects involving huge amount of money. Even maintaining of law and order has become a problem due to non conduct of ULB election. Our municipal and towns are existing without guardians,” said Zeliang, who is also the convenor of the Select Committee on Nagaland Municipal Amendment Bill.

While urging the public to mentally prepare for the upcoming elections, he lauded the tribal body leaders for understanding the urgency of the matter and coming to terms with the government on the matter.

He also disclosed that the long-awaited foothill road, proposed to traverse the state, will soon become a reality. Underscoring the critical role of good road connectivity in making Nagaland a progressive state, he called for public support and co-operation to ensure the successful implementation of important projects.

“I appeal to all sections of people not to disturb the road projects. Let the contractors carry on the work as per specification without interference from the public,” he urged, while stating that many important projects are being withheld due to disturbance from the public.

Calling on the party workers to stay informed about government developmental initiatives and disseminate information to the public, Zeliang also urged them to ‘wake up from the election hangover’ and lead the people forward towards peace, unity and prosperity with a clear vision.

Also highlighting the importance of a stable government for progress, Zeliang encouraged unity and collaboration among the people, urging them to set aside election-related differences.

Former speaker Neiba Ndang, in-charge of NDPP Peren Region, also spoke during the occasion, said the update.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 29, 2023 9:24:11 pm
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