Public voting on NLTP Act underway
DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 11
The public voting on the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act is going on smoothly as people from various stratum of the society are coming forward to take part in the campaign, according to North East Artists Network (NEAN).
In a press release, NEAN said on October 10, prominent citizens of Dimapur, including the Deputy Commissioner, the Superintendent of Police and Rev. N. Tzudir, DABA pastor, besides others came forward to take part in the voluntary campaign. The votes were collected by North East Artists Network (NEAN) volunteers in a sealed ballot box, it added.
NEAN said the voting will continue till October 28, after which the ballot boxes will be opened for counting. It also said the voting cards cost Rs 5 apiece. To avoid multiple voting by a single individual, not more than one voting card will be issued to a person who wishes to take part in the campaign, it informed. By doing so, NEAN said it believes that fairness and transparency can be maintained, and is confident that voters would desist from voting multiple times.
According to NEAN, it is employing a lot of like-minded volunteers to execute door to door voting campaign in order to make the event successful.
NEAN further stated that the campaign is in no way intended to pressurize policy makers, rather it is an unbiased initiative to get an idea of the people’s opinion.