State Election Commission Should Caution Desperate ULB Election Campaigners   - Eastern Mirror
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State Election Commission should caution desperate ULB election campaigners  

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By EMN Updated: Jun 21, 2024 11:24 pm

It is shocking many MLAs are threatening ULB candidates and the public with a biased mindset to deprive development and facilities.

What more is there to deprive when people do not have basic amenities such as water, electricity, roads, drains, schools, and hospitals?

They do not need them because they buy water, generators, SUVs, send their children to other states and abroad and travel to the nation’s best hospitals or even abroad for treatment, at the expense of the public. They do not want voters to elect capable leaders to work for the people.

It is prudent for the Honourable Members especially the ruling members to define their responsibilities to self and act accordingly. The very meaning of legislator signifies making laws for people’s welfare. The Government is for the welfare of the people. It is wrong to be owned by a political party. The Constitution and laws apply to all citizens. Thus, it means that tax is levied upon all and so, the benefits of various schemes by the govt are for all. In a democracy, one may be elected by a party ticket based on the election manifesto. That manifesto is not for a particular party, it is for all the citizens. What is provided by the Constitution cannot be deprived to any bona fide citizen. Such insensible leaders attract legal action, the public should reject them in future in the interest of peace, justice, and equality.

Campaigns are turning ugly. Misuse of power and intimidation should be stopped. Honourable Members need to be told of their limits and duties.

I appeal to the voters to do what is morally right for the people. Be sensible and make mature and appreciable decisions to elect capable leaders in the upcoming ULB election.

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(K. Therie)

Former Finance Minister

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By EMN Updated: Jun 21, 2024 11:24:53 pm
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