Kohima, 21 March (MTNews): In the wake of tribal bodies and three municipal organizations opposing the conduct of ULB elections till fulfillment of their demand for amendment of the Nagaland Municipal Act 2001, Nagaland government has said it will not deviate from its stand on conduct of Urban Local Body (ULB) elections in the state.


Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Zhaleo Rio while talking to media persons after a meeting held with the 60 legislators at Nagaland Legislative Assembly in Kohima on Tuesday, said the legislators were briefed about the stand of the government.


He said the government will not deviate from its stand and is prepared to conduct the election and for which notification was already issued.


“The government, we are prepared to conduct ULB elections and that is why we have notified and beyond that, we cannot divulge anything,” he said.


He further informed that Chief Minister Rio will make a statement during the session.


It may be mentioned that Association of Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayat, Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation and the All Ward Union Mokokchung Town along with tribal bodies are demanding for amendment of the Nagaland Municipal Act 2001 before conducting the municipal elections.



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