NDPP calls for mass participation, ensuring free and fair election

Directs party members to refrain from any electoral malpractice

Chümoukedima, April 17 (MExN):  The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) today reiterated its appeal to all the electorates of Nagaland to participate in the exercise of the Universal Adult Franchise on April 19. 

Amid the polls abstention resolution in the eastern part of the State, the NDPP also noted that it respects the “freedom to choose” but again urged for participation of all citizens in the elections to 18 the Lok Sabha in the Nagaland Parliament Constituency scheduled on April 19. 

The NDPP furthered directed all its members not to resort to any means of force, violence, coercion or confront any section of society during the Election Day. 

If citizens are unwilling to vote it is their choice and actions to forcefully make them vote should not be undertaken in any manner, it asserted.  

It further stressed that voter impersonation is unlawful and no member of the Party should embark on such activities under any given circumstances. 

The aspirations of the citizens must always be respected, the NDPP added. 

The party also appealed for peace and tranquility so that voting can take place in a safe and smooth manner in each and every polling station across the State.

As campaign closes, The NDPP also extended its gratitude to the people of Nagaland for the overwhelming support it received in every nook and corner of the State.

The positive participation of the people along with healthy debates has contributed towards strengthening the democratic foundations, it said

It is through such mass participation that our citizens are contributing towards the nation building process and in upholding the Constitution of India, it added. 

It also conveyed its congratulations to the first time voters and assured the entire machinery of the Election Commission of India its full fledged support in this ultimate court of democracy. 

“May the people’s voice emerge triumphant!”