Mokokchung, 26 March (MTNews): The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) held an emergency executive meeting on 26 March at its Treasurer’s residence in Dimapur and resolved not to allow conduct of ULB election “until and unless the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 is repealed.”
According to a copy of the meeting resolution, the ENPO viewed that the conduct of ULB polls “in its present form i.e., Nagaland Municipal Act 2001” has a serious negative impact upon Article 371A of the Indian Constitution.
Secondly, while the ENPO had on 26 August, 2022 resolved not to participate in any election process of the state and central until unless its demand for Frontier Nagaland is considered, it said that ENPO in faith with the MHA, Gol had relaxed its resolution and participated in the recently held State Assembly Election following assurances by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It therefore resolved to adhere to its August 26, 2022 resolution not to participate in any election process of the state and central government until a solution as mutually agreed is reached with regard to the demand for Frontier Nagaland. However, it said, “the agreement has not been signed till date.”
It said that the MHA, Gol and ENPO had mutually agreed that a solution will be reached after following the due process and will be implemented after completion of the election process in Nagaland.
“In this regard, as entrusted upon, the ENPO hereby resolve to adhere to its 26 August, 2022 resolution not to participate in any election process of the state and central until and unless a solution as mutually agreed is reached, and thus, further resolved not to participate in the ULBS election in the State as well,” a copy of the resolution read.