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NPF wants Patton punished

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:54 am

Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front has condemned what it claimed was “visible evidence” of Y Patton “totally violating the election model code of conduct as well as breaching the clean election slogan.”

“The NPF is taken aback and shocked to come across in the provided video, which is going viral, the nefarious act of Patton wearing the saffron party traditional scarf and entering inside the polling booth and clearly seen as per the evidence provided was casting votes for unprecedented 8 times in his home constituency 31 Riphyim old polling station under 37 Tyui A/C on the polling day on 11th April 2019.

“It is never in the wildest dream we expect from a leader, in the form of deputy chief minister who also holds the Home department, instead of advocating and guiding the future generation to be sensible with the law and order has totally violated and defied and demoralised the virtue of the law abiding citizens,” read a statement from the NPF on Friday.

It stated that the Election Commission of India had stipulated that display of party election symbol by the political parties or candidates in any form within the parameter of 200 metres from the polling booth on the day of the polling day is strictly prohibited.

“But the number 2 in the PDA government has defied all norms and regulation set in the election code of conduct by the ECI and entered wearing the most traditionally BJP saffron scarf inside the polling booth to cast his votes.

“Another stunning show of the video is that, Patton the second ranking in Rio’s government, is clearly seen casting for (an) unprecedented proxy voting for 8 times (sic) breaching the long cherished demand of clean election, ‘one man one vote’, which is not only advocating (sic) by the government agencies but by the churches, civil societies and so on. How can we expect one of our tall leaders in the state setting such a shamelessly example to our sensible future generation? (sic)” is stated.

The NPF demanded that the chief election officer of Nagaland immediately take action against “the erring government officials who were deputed there as presiding officers and polling officers for encouraging and allowing such mal-practices to take place.”

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:54:07 am