UTCOM demands ADC election to hold in June

UTCOM demands ADC election to hold in June

Written By: / Tuesday, 04 February 2020 17:52

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Imphal, Feb 4

United Tribal Civil Organisations’ Manipur (UTCOM) has submitted memorandum to the Chairman, Hill Area Committee (HAC), Manipur legislative Assembly to hold the upcoming ADC election before rainy season i.e. June.
United Tribal Civil Organisations’ Manipur (UTCOM) represent various tribal civil organisations.
The memorandum stated that in the last ADC Election, 2015, the State Election Commission, Manipur issued the notification on 30‘“ April, 2015 for polling/holding the election to six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and election was held on June 1, 2015 between 7:00. am and 4.30 pm. The last date for filing of nominations was May 6, 2015. Scrutiny was held on May 7, 2015 and last date for withdrawal of nomination was May 11, 2015. If necessary, re-polling was to be held on June 6, 2015 and counting was conducted on 10 June, 2015. The entire election processes were completed by June 17, 2015.
As the month of June is a rainy month where there are frequent landslides, falling of trees, muddy road etc. Thus, for the far flung hill areas/villagers, it is extremely difficult for campaign and voting‘s. Most of the hill villages have no proper roads and they live in difficult terrain areas. And old aged persons and persons with disabilities suffered the most.
It further said that Hill Areas Committee (HAC) resolution passed on 16th January, 2020 and recommended on 29th January, 2020 for holding of upcoming ADC election in the month of November, 2020 is totally reject/oppose and such decision is against the wishes of hill people. Because the month of November is harvesting season, specially for the hill areas. And, UTCOM suggest to the State Government that in the month of April and May is most convenience season/schedule for the hill people for holding of upcoming ADC election.

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