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Nagaland LJP (RV) to contest in ULB elections

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: May 18, 2024 4:10 pm
Nagaland LJP (RV) to contest in ULB elections
Yitachu addressing the media after emerging from the LJP (RV) state unit executive meeting at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur, on Saturday.

DIMAPUR — The Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) Nagaland state on Saturday announced that the party will contest the upcoming Urban Local Body (ULB) elections.

The decision to contest was decided during the party’s state unit executive meeting held at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur, on Saturday.

Interacting with media persons following the meeting, LJP (RV) Nagaland spokesperson Yitachu informed that the party will be contesting the ULB elections as they pertain to local self-governance at the town level.

He said the ULBs are of great interest to everyone as they impact essential services such as water supply, roads, footpaths, drainage systems, and electricity and influence all aspects of town life.

And without public participation, people cannot effectively advocate for their civil rights, Yitachu.

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Therefore, the LJP (RV) Nagaland has decided to participate in the ULB elections, the LJP loyalists will take part in this local body election to contribute to urban development activities in their colonies and throughout the state, he added.

When asked about the number of candidates the party will be fielding, the spokesperson replied that they have candidates for both municipal and town councils. However the exact number of candidates contesting under the LJP (RV) party ticket is yet to be finalised, he said.

On women reservation in the ULBs, he said that it is advisable not to open the “past wounds’ but to march ahead with positive thinking, while adding that since there is women reservation this time, the LJP (RV) will definitely field women candidates if the party finds any suitable candidate.

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