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NVCO opposes govt’s decision on civic polls

By EMN Updated: Jan 28, 2017 11:34 pm

Dimapur, Jan. 28: Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) has voiced unhappiness on the decision of the State government to go ahead with the municipal and town council elections in contravention to the wishes of the people.

NVCO president, Kezhokhoto Savi, has termed it unfortunate for the people representatives in failing to consider the voices and cry of the people in the State with regard to conducting the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) elections.

He said this while addressing the youth today as speaker at the 19th foundation day celebration of Lierie Baptist Youth Department. He lamented that State cabinet led by the chief minister TR Zeliang was never willing to establish Lokayukta in Nagaland despite of peoples’ demand.

Savi said ACAUT Nagaland had met the chief minister in person and also submitted the require rules and guidelines with a strong demand to establish Lokayukta in the State at the earliest to curb corruption. He regretted that the State cabinet was least bother to constitute State Human Rights Commission in Nagaland.

He was speaking on the theme “Responsibility of a Christian youth in a civil society” on the occasion of 19th foundation day of Lierie Baptist Youth Department on January 28.

Savi further highlighted on National Food Security Act 2013, consumer awareness, Food Safety & Standard Act 2006, Lokayukta, human rights, Right to Information Act 2005, environment protection, child protection, and public services delivery system.

By EMN Updated: Jan 28, 2017 11:34:45 pm