Nagaland must learn from neighbouring Christian states on clean election, says Kikheto Sema
Dimapur, Dec. 14 (EMN): Electoral roll observer for Longleng and Mon, Kikheto Sema, who is also the Agricultural Production Commissioner, held a meeting at the deputy commissioner’s conference hall, Longleng in connection with summary revision of electoral roll for the year 2020.
The meeting was chaired by M Shayung Phom, Deputy Commissioner and DEO Longleng on Dec. 12.
According to a DIPR update, Sema highlighted the importance of democracy and that the revision process is based on equality and does not discriminate any person. It added that all eligible citizens irrespective of sex, race, caste, religion, etc. must enroll themselves as a voter to exercise their franchise.
It said that he appealed to the political parties to have ‘clean e-roll for clean election’.
He also asserted that when it comes to clean election, ‘Nagaland must learn a lot from the neighbouring Christian states like Mizoram and Meghalaya. ‘
“He appreciated the improvement of gender ratio in the district and appealed to the political parties and the district administration to cooperate with each other by coming together, working together and to create an awareness in the minds of the people to discourage duplicate voters and emphasise on ’one man, one vote’ for a clean electoral roll,” it read.
Sema also urged the churches to include clean election campaign and spread the message of clean election through church platform. He said that it should be included in elementary education.
It further stated that Sema encouraged all the members to communicate and coordinate with each other for a free, fair and clean electoral roll.