Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) member-elect from Dilong Ward, Imkongchuba of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has been unanimously selected as the Leader of the NDPP MMC  councilors, informed Mangyangnungba Jamir, President of NDPP Mokokchung Division, to MT. Lanuakum of Salangtem Ward is the Deputy Leader. The NDPP swept the MMC elections held recently, winning 15 of the 18 Wards – 5 of them unopposed.

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The Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung has also notified that the election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson will be held on 6 July 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall. In this regard, all elected members of Mokokchung Municipal Council, Changtongya Town Council, Mangkolemba Town Council, and Tuli Town Council have been requested to attend the meeting on the said day.

This notification is pursuant to Section 12 of the Nagaland Municipal Act 2023 and Municipal Affairs Department Letter No. dated 1st July.

Mokokchung, Changtongya, Tuli councilors felicitated in Kohima

The NDPP and the BJP held a joint felicitation program for the elected members of Mokokchung, Tuli, and Changtongya ULBs at Japu Hotel, Kohima on Wednesday.

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The fifteen NDPP councilors-elect of Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) with NDPP-BJP leaders during their felicitation program in Kohima on Wednesday, 3 July.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, while congratulating the elected council members, stressed the importance of a regional party. Rio assured that the NDPP would safeguard Naga culture, traditions, and customary practices. He clarified that despite being a BJP ally nationally, NDPP in Nagaland adheres to its own ideology and principles.

Referring to Naga political history, he underscored the regional party’s responsibility to the Nagas. He pledged that NDPP would provide a platform for the youth to protect Naga customs, traditions, and cultures.

Minister of Tourism and Higher Education, Temjen Imna Along, urged the elected councils to seek advice from elders and minimize internal frictions. He encouraged the elected municipal and town council members to prioritize the well-being of their respective towns.

Representatives from Mangkolemba Town Council were absent from the event. NDPP candidate Supongtsungba of Kumpani Ward, Mangkolemba explained to MT that they were informed in advance about a second phase of felicitation.

“We were informed of a second phase of felicitation. Due to the first phase’s capacity constraints, they couldn’t accommodate us,” said the NDPP candidate. When asked for specifics, he mentioned they weren’t provided with reasons for the exclusion but only informed that there would be a second phase of felicitation.

When asked why the felicitation program was held in Kohima instead of Mokokchung, the NDPP President Mokokchung Region said, “To give a break to our party workers and the candidates after the month-long stressful campaigning”.

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