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ULB polls only after LS elections and delimitation: TR Zeliang

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 29: Deputy Chief Minister TR Zeliang has said that elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Nagaland would be possible only after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the completion of delimitation exercise in various ULB wards.
A press release from the Deputy CM’s office stated that Zeliang made the statement during the inauguration of NDPP office-cum-conference hall at Jalukie in Peren on Wednesday.
He expressed confidence that with the recent passing of Nagaland Municipal Amendment Bill in the State Assembly, elections can be held smoothly. He said that successful conduct of ULB elections will help resolve many issues faced by the municipalities and towns in the State.
“For 22 years, we could not hold ULB election due to opposition from tribal bodies. During this period, we have missed so many Central projects involving huge amount of money. Even maintaining of law and order has become a problem due to non-conduct of ULB election. Our municipal and towns are existing without guardians”, Zeliang, who is also the convenor of the Select Committee on Nagaland Municipal Amendment Bill said.
He therefore called upon the people to be mentally prepared to hold the election and conveyed appreciation to all tribal body leaders ‘for understanding the exigency of the issue and for coming to terms with the Government’.
The Deputy Chief Minister also claimed that the ‘long-awaited Foothill Road, which is proposed to traverse across the State’, will soon become a reality.
He said that only good road connectivity could make Nagaland a progressive State and Foothill Road is one major project that would help the people immensely in economic activities. He appealed to all sections of people to support and cooperate with the Government for successful implementation of important projects in the State.
“I appeal to all sections of people not to disturb the road projects. Let the contractors carry on the work as per specification without interference from the public”, Zeliang said, while stating that many important projects are being withheld due to disturbance from the public.
Former NLA Speaker and in-charge of NDPP Peren Region, Ndang also spoke on the occasion.
(Page News Service)