Nagaland ULB election 2023: Angami Public Organisation reaffirms its 2016 resolution
DIMAPUR: The Angami Public Organisation (APO) on Friday re-affirmed its resolution taken in 2016 not to allow the conduct of urban local bodies (ULB) elections in its areas till the government comes up with a mechanism to safeguard Article 371 (A).
This was unanimously resolved at a meeting of the executive members, presidents of all frontal organisations, advisory board members and intellectuals, held on Friday to discuss the issue concerning Nagaland Municipal Act of 2001 vis-à-vis the ULB election announced by the state government.
“Till such a space is provided for the amendment and necessary and clear-cut safeguard is provided to Article 371 (A), the APO has resolved not to allow the conduct of election to municipal and town councils in the Angami territories (Chumoukedima, Dimapur and Kohima districts),” read the resolution.
On this, it appealed to all political parties, intending candidates and individuals to refrain from filling or nominating any candidate for the ULB elections. “Any action in violation of this resolution shall be viewed as a direct challenge to the APO,” it added.
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In its letter addressed to the chief secretary, the APO also appealed to the newly constituted government to seriously feel the pulse of the public and rectify the portions in the Nagaland Municipal Act that are against the interest of the Naga public.
It went on to urge the state government to seriously review the issue of women reservation before the conduct of the municipal and town council election in the state.