PASIGHAT, Mar 26: H K Behera, Assembly Election Observer today visited Sille-Oyan
and Ruksin circles and inspected a few polling stations falling under 37-Pasighat
West Assembly constituency. He was elaborately briefed about the poll preparedness
being done by EAC Ruksin and CO Sille-Oyan. He directed the officers /magistrates
to strictly adhere to the Election Commission guidelines to ensure free and fair
polls. He also directed them to remove those posters, banners and flags of political
parties which were noticed by him during his visit to Ruksin on the road and roadside
trees and government premises. He has also given instructions to keep close watch
on transaction of liquor, distribution of money and use of muscle power. He insisted
on imparting training to the voters about the use of EVM so that they will familiarize
with the use of EVM while casting their vote on 9th April.
Meanwhile PPA candidate Tamat Gamoh has withdrawn his nominations and BJP’s Muk Pertin
who earlier filed nomination from 39-Mebo has been rejected by the DEO. DIPRO
Third and final phase of training for polling personnel gets underway
Aalo, Mar 26: The third and final phase of training to Polling Personnel got underway
at Aalo Club today. Attending the programme, M.K. Sahoo, District Election Officer
West Siang said that the training is necessitated up to the third phase as we are
preparing for a simultaneous poll and to acquaint the polling personnel with new
guide lines of ECI. He asked the Presiding Officers to be careful on data entry in
prescribed format and not make haste in their works that may badly affect the long
drawn exercise. He assured to provide mobile hand sets and digital cameras for few
critical polling stations to keep in touch on the day of poll. The randomization
of polling personnel is likely to be completed by today and due care has been taken
for posting of women and aged officials in election duties. He disclosed that Postal
Ballot will be received up to 28th March and casting of vote on postal ballot will
take place from first week of April at DPO’s Office.
The Master Trainer Dege Ete, PD DRDA and Henrik Basar HDO touched all crucial areas
where mistakes can be committed giving emphasize on form 17-A in detail through power
point presentation. The Training Observer, Shri Nyali Ete, DFO was also present on
the occasion. DIPRO
Koyu circle brought under BSNL network
RUKSIN, Mar 26: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has brought the entire Koyu circle
of East Siang district under its network thus fulfilling a long-felt demand of people
of the area.
The network will cover Koyu EAC headquarters and 10 other nearby villages.
Koyu ZPM Takir Kakki, who had moved the BSNL General Manager at Itanagar for extension
of its service to the area, expressed gratitude to the BSNL authority for fulfilling
Koyu EAC headquarters with more than 4,000 populations was established 20 years ago.
Later on, a circle office was established at Korang.
Koyu-Korang area under 36-Nari-Koyu constituency is lagging far behind rest of the
state in terms of infrastructure development. Though there is a full fledged circle
office, higher secondary school and various other departmental offices at Korang,
the people are still suffering a lot due to lack of proper road connectivity.
Some leading citizens of Koyu-Korang area blame alleged massive corruption reigning
in government departments since decades and misuse of development fund for the under-development
of Nari-Koyu area.
Sensitization meeting for parties, candidates on MCC held
TEZU, Mar 26: General Observers for Lok Sabha election Miranees Ahmad and Yusuf Dar
and General Observer for Assembly Elections BK Behera along with District Election
Officer Dr. BM Mishra conducted a meeting with all the political parties, their election
agents and candidates to sensitize them towards Model Code of Conduct and Election
expenditure at DC’s Conference Hall, Tezu today.
Candidates were also requested to furnish their worry list to enable the election
machineries in planning for deployments accordingly.
Till date three FIRs have been lodged for violation of Model Code of Conduct, 8,520
vehicles have been checked and 30,111 persons were frisked, informed the Superintendent
of Police, Tezu.
Meanwhile, the total numbers of seized IMFL have gone up to 35130 bottles (2843 hard
drinks, 32247 beers, and 40 wines). DIPRO
DEO hold meeting with representative of political parties
SEPPA, Mar 26: The DEO cum DC, Tarin Dakpe had a meeting with election agents and
representative of various political parties in DC’s Chamber here today.
General Observer Surender Kumar, expenditure observer F Daniel and SP, Apang Tamut
among others attended the meeting. Dakpe explained all about the model code of conduct
and role of polling agent for free and fair, peaceful election.
General Observer Surender Kumar appealed the candidates, agents and workers of all
political parties to abide by the model code of conduct and added that it is our
collective responsibility for peaceful election.
Expenditure Observer F Daniel, also informed about the expenditure limitation of
candidates and throw light on maintenance of expenditure accounts and register.
Apang Tamut, SP informed that out of 2760 arm licence issued, only 344 nos. deposited
so far which is on alarming situation. Added that police are working out how many
of them were not procured gun having license and are out of district and then regular
cases shall be initiated to non-deposited for non-compliance of the directives. D.Lama
EAC (Eln) also spoke on the occasion. DIPRO
Training for zonal magistrate conducted
YINGKIONG, Mar 26: In view of simultaneous parliamentary and Assembly elections,
training for Zonal Magistrate for Upper Siang district was conducted in the conference
hall of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today. All the Zonal Magistrate
participated the training.
While imparting the training as Master Trainer, Hengo Basar, PD appealed all the
magistrate to coordinate and supervise the polling personnel of the respective zonal
jurisdiction for the free and fair conduct of election. DIPRO
Tuki, Rebia, Dolo among 11 Cong candidates declared uncontested
ITANAGAR, Mar 26: Eleven Indian National Congress (INC) candidates, including Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki, were declared uncontested with no contestant against them after
withdrawal process came to an end today for Assembly Election.
Those candidates who have been declared uncontested are Pema Khandu (3-Mukto), Phurpa
Tsering (4-Dirang), Mama Natung (11-Seppa West), Kameng Dolo (12-Pakke-Kessang),
Nabam Rebia (14-Doimukh), Nabam Tuki (15-Sagalee), Takam Pario (18-Palin), Bamang
Felix (19-Nyapin), Tanga Byaling (22-Nacho), Punji Mara (23-Taliha) and Lombo Tayeng
(39-Mebo), informed Deputy Chief Electoral Officer in a release here today.
Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has a legacy of winning seats uncontested during several
elections with former chief minister Dorjee Khandu setting a record with a consecutive
two-time win unopposed from Mukto constituency in Tawang during the 2004 and 2009
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki won uncontested in 2004 from Sagalee constituency.
Altogether 144 candidates were left in the fray for the remaining 49 assembly constituencies
after withdrawal of 15 candidates from the race and 11 candidates were declared uncontested
The party-wise breakup of contesting candidates on the last day of withdrawal of
nomination today is -- Indian National Congress-60, Bharatiya Janata Party- 42, Nationalist
Congress Party- 9, People's Party of Arunachal- 16, Naga People’s Front- 11, Aam
Admi Party -1 and Independents -16.
However, there was no withdrawal of nomination papers by any of the candidates from
the two Parliamentary constituencies. The Western Parliamentary constituency would
witness multi-cornered contest with eight candidates in the fray while there will
be a three-cornered contest in East Parliamentary constituency.
BJP lodges complaint
Meanwhile, state BJP today lodged a complaint to Chief Electoral Officer saying that
withdrawal of candidature by party candidate Nabam Tade from Sagalee (ST) constituency
does not arise as he has not withdrawn his candidature, nor authorized any person
including his election agent to do so on the last day of withdrawal of nominations.
The BJP further alleged that the state Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been putting
all means to get his candidature uncontested from this seat which has defeated the
meaning of election in democracy. The BJP demanded intervention of ECI in this matter
and also demanded enquiry into the ‘unjustified notification of withdrawal of candidature
by the Returning officer.’
When contacted, CEO C B Kumar confirmed the receipt of the complaint from BJP. The
complaint has been forwarded to ECI and it is upto ECI to take any decission, he
Congress manipulating opposition candidates: BJP
ITANAGAR, Mar 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh today accused
the ruling Congress of manipulating opposition candidates through various means by
pressing them either not to file nominations or withdraw papers in order to win as
many as seats uncontested in the April 9 Assembly polls in the state.
"The Congress here is indulged in total sabotage of the democratic process by manipulating
the opposition candidates through various means not to file nominations or withdraw
papers in various constituencies," BJP state-unit president Tai Tagak alleged in
a press conference here today.
The strategy to hunt on opposition candidates for its mission to win as many as seats
uncontested, had denied people in the respective constituencies the opportunity to
use their right to vote, Tagak said, demanding the Election Commission to take note
of the situation and take corrective measures immediately.
Congress workers in several Assembly constituencies were targeting BJP leaders, Tagak
alleged adding that the entire government machinery was with the ruling party.
He cited intelligence sources that the Congress is likely to resort to vote capturing
in various polling stations during the elections, and urged the EC to ensure free
and fair polling.
Confident that his party would win more than 30 seats in the Assembly polls, Tagak
said doors are open for all non-Congress parties for a post-poll alliance in the
Narendra Modi to address BJP rally at Itanagar
ITANAGAR: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will kickstart the poll campaign
for his party here on March 31 for the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in
Modi will address the "Asha Ki Nayi Kiran" rally at Indira Gandhi Park here, party's
state unit president Tai Tagak said.
"We have constituted several committees to make the rally a grand success similar
to the February 22 rally at Pasighat in East Siang district" Tagak said.
He said, former minister Talo Mugli has been appointed as the organising committee
chairman for the March 31 rally.
"Modi has a strategic vision for the North East, specially for Arunachal Pradesh,
which will be announced during the rally," Tagak said adding, good governance, internal
security, law and order and border row would be the priorities for the party if voted
"Modi has a vision for land-locked Arunachal which will be beneficial for all irrespective
of political affiliation," he added.
After Itanagar, Modi would address rallies at Gogamukh, Biswanath Chariali and Tinsukia
in Assam. PTI
Seizure spree continues
ITANAGAR, Mar 26: The total cash seized since enforcement of election Model Code
of Conduct (MCC) in the state has touched the figure of Rs.93,35,800 today.
Besides, the static surveillance teams (SSTs) and flying squads working state under
Election Commission of India to check possible violation of MCC have so far been
able to seize huge quantities of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL), arms and ammunitions,
lethal weapons, gift items etc, what is believed to be the largest ever seizure of
its kind in the history of Arunachal Pradesh.
According to official sources, the SS and FS teams today made seizure of cash amounting
to Rs.2 lakh, 120 bottles of beer (650 ml), 13 bags of rice of 50 kg each, local
daos, mufflers, banners, posters and manifestos of various political parties from
various parts of the state.
With today’s seizure, the total cash seizure has increased from yesterday’s Rs. 91,35,800
lakh to 93,35,800 lakh, the sources informed.
Further, 14975 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor-IMFL (750 ml- 8578 bottles,
375 ml-2356 bottles, 180 ml- 3973 bottles, 175 ml- 67 bottles, 42095 bottles of
beer (650 ml-41990 bottles, 500ml- 58 bottles, Cane – 47), 1651 pieces of blanket,
5409 pieces of CGI sheets, 303 local daos, 89 mobile handsets, 40 gram opium, 104
kg tea leaves, 13 kg ganja, two .32 revolvers with ammo (34), two 12 Bore DBBL Gun
with ammo (115), four SBBL gun, one .32 Pistol with ammo (31), two .315 Rifles,
one NP Bore Revolver with ammo (26), one Khukri, one axe, one vehicle (Tata mobile),
one Scooty, one dagger, cheque book (6), BJP flag (2), Congress caps (86), flag
(1,44, 876), INC/BJP/NCP muffler (102) have so far been seized by SS and FS teams,
the sources said.
Meanwhile, the State Govt. has declared the Govt. School (Type-lll), Forest Colony
as temporary jail during the ensuing simultaneous elections, it added.
Rs 3 lakh seized at Likabali
The Flying Squad team of Likabali in West Siang district headed by the Executive
Magistrate Topek Kakki CO, Dr. D.W Thongon, SDPO and SI T. Dulom, OC of Likabali,
seized an amount of Rs. 3 lakh, 375 numbers of posters and 65 numbers of booklets
today during its checking drive in connection with the ensuing simultaneous elections,
according to official source.
Election observers for strict adherence to EC guidelines
ITANAGAR, Mar 26: General Election Observer for Anjaw district D Satapathy in a meeting
with the contesting candidates and election agents appealed to all to cooperate and
comply with Commission's guidelines for conducting free and fair election in the
Drawing the attention of the candidates towards violation of Model Code of Conduct
(MCC), Satapathy urged them to strictly adhere to the guidelines in order to facilitate
peaceful and ethical voting.
The General Election Observer today visited several polling booths to gather first
hand information about the poll preparedness in the district.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer (DEO) Duly Kamduk convened
a meeting with all the Sector Magistrates on various issues for ensuring successful
conduct of the elections.
With the withdrawal of independent candidates, three candidates are left in the fray
for assembly election where altogether 10747 electorates, including 5337 females
would exercise their franchise in 81 polling stations of Hayuliang (ST) constituency.
For smooth conduct of elections a large numbers of presiding and polling officers
are expected from outside the district for which accommodations are being arranged
at community halls, school buildings etc. as there is acute shortage of hotels and
other govt, lodges in the district. The district administration has appealed to all
concerned polling personnel so drafted to bring with them warm clothes and beddings.
Ziro DIPRO adds: The General Election Observer for Yachuli and Ziro Hapoli Assembly
constituencies Muthukumaraswamy B. visited hypersensitive and critical polling stations
of Ziro- Hapoli Assembly constituency today.
Earlier he visited critical polling stations of Yachuli constituency March 24.
Later in a meeting convened by the DEO for all the sector magistrates, nodal officers,
flying squads, static surveillance teams and VVTS, the General Election Observer
interacted with all the officials engaged for the ensuing elections. He advocated
for a microscopic monitoring of the communication plan and reiterated the need for
cent percent connectivity during the polling day. He also instructed the flying squads
and SSTs to take moderate view while on surveillance duty and be free of any biasness
towards any individual or any political party.
Proper dispersal of force should be monitored to ensure law and order in the district,
he said and sought cooperation and assurance from all to prevent any cases of re-polling.
Meanwhile, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer (DEO) Tarin
Dakpe asked Govt. servants of the district to refrain from any type of inappropriate
political activities during the forthcoming simultaneous election other than voting.
At NAMSAI, a meeting with the contesting candidates, the election agents was convened
in Addl. Deputy commissioner’s Chamber today under the chairmanship of R.O cum
ADC Ravi Jha. The meeting was attended by SDPO and Assistant account expenditure
observers of 46- Chowkham, 47- Namsai and 48- Lekang.
Addressing the gathering the ADC cum R.O Ravi Jha stated that the obligation of false
statement in relation to personal character or conduct of a candidate or his candidature
will be punishable under representation of people’s Act 1951. Scheduled for verification
of the cash registered for 46- Chowkham, 47- Namsai and 48- Lekang was also circulated
which has to be verified by the Assistant Expenditure observer of Chongkham, Namsai
and Lekang constituency.
Legal provision with respect to election expenses was explained. It was also informed
that the abstract of election expenses along with part 4 affidavits are to be submitted
to the DEO within 30 days of the date of declaration of election result. The candidates
were also explained to manage all their election expenses to a separate Account which
they have opened exclusively for election purpose. The payment exceeding to Rupees
twenty Thousand has to be compulsory made in cheque, draft, RTGS/NEFT only. They
were also advised that they, their Agent or their followers should not carry more
than 50 thousand in cash. Symbols were also allotted in the meeting. He said that
the campaign should be done in a good spirit and there should not be any Anti-Candidate
propaganda based on personal allegations.
Changlang DEO cautions against defacement of public properties
Changlang, Mar 26: Changlang DEO Chanchal Yadav today called a meeting with all candidates/
political parties, Changlang at DC’s Conference hall here in connection with the
posters, banners etc. being affixed/displayed on Government premises.
While addressing the meeting she said that cases are brought to her notice that Party/Candidate
posters, Banners etc. being affixed/ displayed on Government premises which are in
violation of The Arunachal Pradesh Prevention of Defacement of Property Act 1997
and Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission of India. No wall writing
or posters/ banners or defacement in any other form or erecting / displaying of cut-outs,
hoardings, banners, flag etc shall be permitted on Government premises including
civil structures therein, she stressed.
She said that the Banners/ posters / flags put up in private premises should be an
act of free will and not extracted by any pressure or threat and such banner or flag
should not create any nuisance to others and a photocopy of the voluntary permission
in writing obtained in this connection should be submitted to the Returning Officer
within 03 (three) days of putting up the flags and banners.
The DEO asked all the political parties to affix/ display Party/ Candidate posters,
Banners etc in the designated place and instructed that all the posters affixed at
the places other than the designated area be removed immediately by the candidates
themselves at their own cost to avoid any action on this regard. She warned to take
necessary action as per law against concerned persons/ candidates/ parties in case
any violation is noted. A notice was also issued to all candidates/ political parties,
Changlang in this regard. The Meeting was attended by the members of all the contesting
Meanwhile, Hamjong Tangha, the BJP candidate from 52-Changlang South (ST) Assembly
Constituency, yesterday and Khumrel Lungphi, an Independent Candidate from 49-Bordumsa
Assembly Constituency, today, submitted their Notice of withdrawal of candidature
before RO, Changlang and RO, Bordumsa respectively. DIPRO incharge
Parties gear up election activities in East Siang
RUKSIN, Mar 26: With the date for the Lok Sobha and Assembly elections comes closer,
various political parties, like Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) have intensified their political activities by organizing party meeting
at different levels.
The party workers and the contesting candidates were seen busy in easing political
equations and intensifying their operation to woo voters.
The ruling Congress and opposition BJP are fielding candidates in all five constituencies
in the district. According to political observers, there will be straight contest
in 36-Nari-Koyu, 37-Pasighat West and 38-Pasighat East, while 35-Pangin segment will
witness triangular contest. The Congress candidate for 39-Mebo constituency, Lombo
Tayeng was declared unopposed as the nomination paper of his opponent (BJP candidate)
was rejected during scrutiny.
Nomination papers of 11 candidates out of the 13, who had fined nominations, were
found to be valid after scrutiny.
The lone PPA candidate fielded for Pasighat-East seat has withdrawn his candidature
on the last date of withdrawal today.
A total of nine candidates are left in fray for the remaining four assembly constituencies
under East Siang district after two nomination were rejected and withdrawal of nomination
paper by the PPA candidate.
As on January 27, 2014, the East Siang district has 60,895 electors including 30,745
female. There are a total of 153 polling stations in the district out of which five
are said to be critical.
The authority has identified as many as 48 poling booths as 'sensitive' and another
47 booths as 'hyper-sensitive'.
Pasighat-East Constituency, including the district headquarters alone has 19,055
voters spreading in 33 polling stations. The number of electors in other segments
are Pangin - 12, 539, Nari-Koyu-6,923, Pasighat West-12,310 and Mebo- 10,068. The
electoral rolls are being updated and the figures of electorate might fluctuate on
the final date.
Meanwhile, the election department has conducted a series of meeting on ‘Model Code
of Conduct’ with the political party representatives and urged them to strictly adhere
to the election commission’s guidelines.
Observers urge contesting candidates to follow ECI guidelines and MCC
DAPORIJO, Mar 26: General Observer Pramod Kumar Das and Expenditure Observer Sudhir
Kumar for 22- Nacho, 23- Taliha, 24- Daporijo, 25 Raga and 26- Dumporijo Assembly
constituencies convened a meeting with contesting candidates and representatives
of political parties today at the chamber of the DEO Tahang Taggu (DEO) in the presence
of SP Anto Alphonse, ADC Kanki Darang, EAC (Election) Orin Lego and others.
Addressing the meeting, Pramod Kumar Das urged all to follow the rules prescribed
by the ECI and ensure the free and fair conduct of elections in the 5 Assembly constituencies.
He made a request to all political parties to ensure the training of their agents
regarding their duties and warned them not to take the law in their own hands. He
added that any worries, grievances, apprehensions etc should be registered in the
helpline no 223185 so that they could be resolved within the prescribed framework
of the law. The observer also briefed the gathering on MCC, issuance of permission
for vehicles, processions and public meetings, date and time of EVM preparation and
candidates’ role in it etc.
Expenditure Observer Sudhir Kumar, stating the ECI’s wishes of providing equal opportunity
for all candidates in the electoral process, said that expenditure of all candidates
would be monitored and so urged them to maintain proper records. He also stressed
on the provision of correct information and maintenance of a true and correct account
by the contesting candidates.
DEO Taggu explained the Model Code of Conduct to all present and warned against the
use of any unlawful means on the polling day. He also informed on the authorization
given to the candidates to enter polling stations on the polling day and advised
them to follow the rules and not create any problems. Taggu also sought support of
all regarding requisition of vehicles for movement of polling personnel and materials
to the 244 polling station in the 5 constituencies. The RO (Daporijo) Kanki Darang
explained on the important aspects of conduct of elections like appointment of polling
agent, counting agent, election agent- their rights and duties and rules to be followed
at the close of the polling. DIPRO
Blatant violation of fundamental right is going on
With grievous heart I would like to know whether Model Code Conduct for Election
is mere directory orders ‘or’ it is mandatory provision? Is it above Fundamental
Rights of an Individual engraved under the Indian constitution? What are the proper
procedure and guideline of power and function being authorized and delegated to the
Administrative authorities and Police personal engaged on election duty. Is the Election
Model Code of Conduct a tool to grill and harass the public?
The way authorities and police personal are carrying out haphazard manner checking
and search operation of private vehicles is not good. Police personnel in full uniform
with sophisticated weapon are carrying out ‘pin point’ search of private Individual
vehicles, violating all the basic Rights of an Individual as if the Emergency Declaration
has been invoked in the state of Arunachal Pradesh under the Article.356 (State Emergency),
Article.352 (National Emergency) and Article. 360 (Financial Emergency) 'or’ is it
the Arm Force Special Power Act. 1958 came into operation? Are Election Commission
and State Government trying to conduct peaceful, free and fair atmosphere election
‘or’ they are trying to terrorize people by creating mental suffering and physical
harassment to public at large. Here is few grievances face by the public at large-
1. Model Code of Conduct Part 16.5.7 Illustrative list of DO’s A (iv) provides
that right of every Individual for peaceful and undisturbed home life should be fully
safeguarded, but this provision has been violated by the administrative officials
and police personals especially by so called ‘flying squad team’ on election duty.
2. Model Code of Conduct Part 16.5.7 illustrative list of DONT’s B (XX) simply
provides that no liquors should be distributed during elections, Section 135(c) of
the Representation of People Act 1951 which provides that liquors should not to be
distributed on polling day ‘or’ (before 48 hrs), whereas, this provision per-se does
not prohibit the carrying of liquors for self-consumption, for family party occasions
and for business purpose. But official and police personal on election duty are prohibiting
and immediately seizing if one carries one or two bottle liquor, which has infringed
the individual right to consumption and right to business establishment, only with
the mere apprehension that it might be distributed to voters .
3. Nowhere in the Model code of conduct provides and prohibits the carrying
of currency notes of Rs. 50,000/- and above. Whereas the official authorities and
police personals are totally prohibiting and restricting the carrying of such money
which has hampered day to day life of common man, business transaction, labour payment,
investment and exchange thus, creating economic blockage for an individual and also
leading to business meltdown, which is again infringement of fundamental right.
4. Unnecessarily stopping and restraining of free flow traffic thus carrying
out search operation and random checking of vehicle by the police personal in all
locations have caused mental agony to public. Due to haphazard checking being carried
out in various location of capital complex, long queue of vehicles can be seen leading
to huge traffic jam. Because of it children’s are missing school and reaching late
for exams. People are not able to reach office, bank and business place on specified
5. Checking and search operation is being carried out by the official and police
personals in stringent manner even forcing children and women to vacate from the
vehicle. Even ladies purses are not being spared. Usage of abusive and filthy language
by the police personals especially by IRBN and CRPF jawan during search violates
and infringement the Individual Fundamental Rights, i.e. the Right to Privacy of
Individual under Article 19 & 21 of Indian Constitution.
6. Hurting the tribal sentiments and trying to jeopardize the customary law
and practice of the people, the authorities and police personal on election duty
have prohibited the carrying of dao and small knife which is meant for cutting jungles
and for cultivation purpose. Many elderly person have been misbehave and their dao,
knife and stick used for walking have been seize by the so called ‘flying squad team’.
If election official is delegated with such power and function by election commission
of India for conducting free and fair election process, they should be held accountable
too. They should use the power vested upon them by following proper procedure and
guidelines and should not contravene principle of natural justice of an individual.
Techi Dayin, Itanagar
Please come up with your manifesto
Through your esteemed daily I would like to request to all the candidates who are
going to contest from 13th Itanagar assembly constituency in the upcoming Legislative
Assembly election that please declare your election manifestoes as soon as possible
so that we can have better idea about your agenda. Don’t think that money or muscle
power will take away our votes. This time we really want to see true development
in capital complex. There are many problems that we are confronting. Such as encroachment
of govt. land, shortage of water supply, deteriorating sector roads, need for widening
of roads, lack of parking zones and immediate construction of alternate route to
Naharlagun and establishment of one more higher secondary school. And it would be
better if the candidates go for open debate so that the public can ask questions
related to developmental activities. So, this time let’s do something different.
Violation of Model Code of Conduct
Some Congress Party workers of Taki-Lalung, Sibut and Yagrung has started executing
RWD contract works since March 09 even though there is no financial concurrence for
the SPA scheme.
The tender was floated on Feb 04 only on the basis of letter issued by Dept. of Planning
as per the decision of cabinet. But they did not direct the concern contractor to
start execution work, but surprisingly party workers of INC have been allotted sub-contract
works and the work is being executed on behalf of ZPM Bosing-I with an assurance
to clear the bill by July.
This is clear violation of Model Code of conduct by the Congress Party. The DEO is
requested to take necessary action against the persons responsible for violation
of Model Code of Conduct.
Don’t play with emotion of innocent voters
The trend of surrendering election contest and compromising with the opposition party
is not good for healthy democracy as it sends wrong message to the masses. Citizens
are being deprived of their inherent democratic right of voting. It is threat in
the sense that if two major political party of India BJP and Congress start compromising
with each other in election then what will be the consequences? This trend will inspire
others to file nominations and later withdraw by compromising with the opponent.
So, this trend must be stopped and discouraged in all respect. If you are not able
to represent, you don’t need to file a nomination and play with the emotion of innocent
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
---- Editorial ----
Concentrate in development agenda
The Lokh Sabha election 2014 is witnessing lot of personal attacks among politicians.
BJP Prime Minister nominee Narendra Modi who himself has been target of repeated
personal attack by various parties today launched blistering attack on defence minister
AK Anthony and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal by calling them "agents of Pakistan and
enemy of India" and speaking its language. Kejriwal and his fellow AAP leaders were
yesterday thrown ink and egg during a rally at Varanasi. In recent past Modi has
been compared with Hitler by many of his opponents.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too has subjected to personalize attack by his
rivals. The politicians should refrain from making such personal attack which sets
a wrong trend. Political parties instead of indulging in mudslinging should concentrate
in development agenda. People of India are sick of growing unemployment, high level
of corruption and escalating price rise. They want to know how political parties
will address these burning concerns. It will be better if our politicians stop making
cheap personal attacks and concentrate in developmental agenda. It will serve purpose
of both political parties and citizens alike.