In an interesting development in the run-up to the ensuing ULB election in Mokokchung, Bendangienla O declared her candidacy from Majakong Ward on Friday, becoming the first and lone female candidate for the Mokokchung Municipal Council from a general, unreserved ward. At a ticket dedication and declaration program at the candidate’s residence, the Congress party handed her the party ticket.

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Mokokchung District Congress Committee president Watimongba Aier presenting the party ticket to Bendangienla O on Friday.

Watimongba Aier, President of the Mokokchung District Congress Committee, urged the people to vote for Bendangienla to facilitate development within the ward, highlighting the advantage of Majakong Ward being part of the same assembly constituency as recently elected MP Supongmeren Jamir. He stated that development schemes and plans for Majakong Ward could be approved more quickly.

He emphasized the importance of a clean election, urging the people to implement this practice and noting that the Congress party discourages and will ban bribery. He further stated that under a Congress government, there will be no vote-buying. With clean elections, they will achieve true development, there will be no distribution of tribes and urged the people to vote for the right person. He urged the people to follow INDIA footsteps, which are striving for change in the new world.

Bendangienla O acknowledged the Congress party for allowing her to contest with a Congress ticket. In her speech, she revealed that ever since the news of the ULB election surfaced, she was determined to contest, whether the seat was reserved or unreserved.

She emphasized that she has no intention of contesting to prove herself superior or to stand against men. Instead, she stated that she is running because, despite many advantages, Majakong Ward still lacks in infrastructure and other essential services. She said she feels a strong urge to represent her ward, where she was born and raised, and to bring development with honesty and transparency.

Short speeches were also delivered by Majakong Yimden; Toshipokba Ex MLA and PCC member; President 25 Mongoya ACCC; President Mahila 25 Mongoya ACCC; and Chungtia Senso Telongjem Mokokchung.

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