DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 2: With the Election Commission of India (ECI) rescheduling the date for counting of votes in Mizoram from December 3 to December 4, citing the reasons for the change to “Sunday holds a special significance for the people of Mizoram, a Christian-Majority State”, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today questioned as to why it was not considered for Nagaland when both Nagaland and Mizoram are Christian majority States.
“Now the question is, when both Nagaland and Mizoram are Christian-majority States, what additional criteria was considered by the Election Commission of India to conclude that it was okay to respect the religious sentiments of the people of Mizoram but not so of those of Nagaland”, a release issued by NPCC stated.
It also asked with when will the Government and the parties of the day in the State take some time out of their festive mood and emulate their counterparts from Mizoram in raising the real and pressing issues of its constituents.
“In true Christian Spirit, we will patiently and forgivingly wait for the reply”, the NPCC stated.
It may be mentioned that the NPCC had earlier written to the ECI to reschedule the vote counting day for 43 Tapi Assembly Constituency polls, but it has not received positive response.
Meanwhile, according to reports, the ECI has deferred the counting of votes in Nagaland to December 4.
(Page News Service)