DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 3: The NPF has demanded actions against elected members who visited 14 Southern Angami-1 A/C on poll day.
In a rejoinder to the complaint earlier filed in the day by NDPP (but which was later withdrawn), NPF general secretary S Akho Leyri alleged that in the early hour of the polling on Tuesday, some top functionaries of NDPP, led by its working president Alemtemshi Jamir, went to Jakhama “with an intention to disturb the peaceful environment of polling process, which was followed by Pukhai, Advisor.”
The NPF claimed that in the later part of the day, Advisor Zhaleo Rio went to Jakhama town with “unidentified youths who are not electorate” of the constituency. “The intention of the Hon’ble Advisor was actually to disturb the peaceful polling process. The ill motive of the NDPP is thoroughly exposed as some of their party officials including the elected members are indulging in creating chaos and commotion in the electioneering process,” it alleged.
The NPF stated that no elected members from other Assembly constituencies are allowed to enter the perimeter of any other constituency other than their respective A/C on the polling day, and alleged that the two elected members “illegally violated the Election Code of Conduct and visited 14-Souther Angami-1 A/C (ST) on the polling day.”
“When the said elected members themselves have violated the Election Code of Conduct instead of demanding for re-poll the same members should be dealt strictly with the provisions of law and booked them accordingly thereunder”, it demanded.
The NPF further dismissed the NDPP complaint as “an expression of frustration as their ill-motive of disturbing the peaceful polling process could not be fulfilled.”
(Page News Service)