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UNDP declares ‘participation’ for coming state elections

By EMN Updated: Jun 15, 2017 11:16 pm

Dimapur, June 15 (EMN): The United Naga Democratic Party (UNDP) has announced its participation in the forthcoming state general elections to be held early next year.

The party’s officials said this during inauguration of the UNDP’s office at the Indian Guest House building at Purana Bazaar in Dimapur on Thursday.

The party iterated its support to the ongoing peace process between the government of India and Naga organisations for an ‘early amicable solution’ to the Naga political issue.

UNDP President Hotongse thanked senior party officials for ‘having faith’ in him by giving him the responsibility of leadership as president. Being a new entrant in politics, he said it was not an easy task to run a political party. It is the collective responsibility of all to mobilize and make the party grow, he said. He has appealed to all to give their suggestions so that the party can march ahead.

Earlier, Rev. Tsipise Sangtam offered the dedicatory prayer and a time of remembrance was held for three departed founding members of the party.

A new team of office bearers was elected on June 11, 2017 for a term of five years. It comprises President H Hotongse Sangtam; vice presidents T Wati Jamir and Renpen Ngullie; General Secretary Dr. A Imti Jamir; Finance Secretary K. Mar Lemtur; Information & Publicity Secretary Michael Sangtam; Treasurer Robert Y Kikon; and youth wing President Temsu Walling.

UNDP is a regional party that was launched in 2008 in Wokha and recognized by the Election Commission of India.

By EMN Updated: Jun 15, 2017 11:16:46 pm