ENPO will not participate in ULB election in Nagaland

Tuensang: ENPO stated that the NMA has ‘serious negative impact upon the Article 371(A)’

BY | Sunday, 26 March, 2023

Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation on Sunday informed that it will adhere to its 26 August 2022 resolution and not participate in the forthcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies in the state which is scheduled to be held on 16 May 2023.

In a notification, ENPO said that two resolutions were adopted at an Emergency Executive Meeting held in Dimapur with regard to the conduct of ULB election in the state.

ENPO stated that the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 has ‘serious negative impact upon the Article 371(A) of the Indian Constitution’ and therefore it cannot allow the election until and unless the Act is repealed.

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The second resolution is to adhere to its 26 August 2022 resolution not to participate in any Central or state election processes until and unless a solution on ‘Frontier Nagaland’ is reached. ENPO said that it had relaxed its stand for the State Assembly Election that was held on 27 February 2023 following assurance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. However, ‘the agreement has not been signed till date’, it regretted. Therefore, ENPO will stick by its previous resolution.