NDPP Phek region on campaign trail for ULB election

KG Kenye, Kudecho Khamo and others during campaign trail for ULB election on June 14 at Chozuba. (Morung Photo)

KG Kenye, Kudecho Khamo and others during campaign trail for ULB election on June 14 at Chozuba. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | June 14

In view of the upcoming ULB election 2024, the Phek Region of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) today undertook campaign trail to Chozuba town in Phek district.

Speaking at the campaign programme, KG Kenye, Minister for Power & Parliamentary Affairs, stressed the importance of electing councilors who would work in tandem with the ruling government. He urged citizens to choose wisely as town councils and municipal councils would significantly impact urban local bodies.

Kenye pointed out how the earlier municipal act contravened the interests of the people, resulting in a two-decade gap in ULB elections, which led to loss of lives and brought the government to a standstill.

However, he said, the present state government took the initiative to amend the central act and passed the new Nagaland Municipal Act 2023, paving the way for the ULB elections now scheduled to be held.

He emphasized that while Nagas do not culturally discriminate against women, he expressed delight that the election would be conducted with 33% women reservation to provide equal opportunities.

Kenye highlighted the need for regional parties in the government to protect the rights, interests, and traditions of the people, as well as the importance of representation by regional parties in municipal and town councils.

Appeal electorates not to engage in election fights based on clanism
Kudecho Khamo, Advisor for CAWD and Taxes said that NDPP is the sole regional party that voices the concerns of the Naga people. He urged NDPP Party candidates to uphold the trust and confidence placed in them and work diligently for victory. Khamo noted the significant number of candidates contesting in the ULB elections, including women candidates, reflecting progress in women empowerment and community welfare.

He also highlighted the NDPP-led government's opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Uniform Civil Code (UCC), aiming to protect the interests of the people. Khamo urged NDPP party members to be clear about the party's actions and achievements.

Khamo urged voters in Chozuba town to support councilors aligned with the ruling government to strengthen leadership. He emphasized the significance of upright leaders who can facilitate development and change the narrative of the locality positively.

“These leaders should guide youngsters towards entrepreneurship, employment, and skill development, as well as address infrastructural needs such as drainage, public toilets, marketing sheds, water, and healthcare facilities, and provisions like rations for the people,” he said.

He appealed the electorate not to engage in election fights based on clanism or village affiliations but to focus on electing the right leaders who would genuinely work for the welfare of the neighborhood.

Nuzota Swuro, Convenor, ULB Election Committee, NDPP Phek Region, said that politics is not about rumor mills but about development and empowerment of the people. He stressed the need for strategy and highlighted initiatives taken by the government with people-centric schemes such as PM-Kisan, CMHIS, and road infrastructure.

K Puro, Vice-president, CEB NDPP, stated that in the ULB election, there are no alliances and all political parties are fighting on their own. He asked the people not to be misled by propaganda.

A speech was also delivered by Neikhrolo Khalo, president NDPP Phek region. Later in the afternoon, a similar program was also held at Pfutsero town. On June 15, the NDPP Phek region will have another at Meluri town.