Khoupum rejects UNC proposal
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 01: The proposal of the United Naga Council (UNC) to elect common 'consensus' candidate in the 9th Assembly elections by exercising adult franchise was flatly rejected by the people of Khoupum area.

A statement issued by the Khoupum Area Village Authority Council contended that the proposal was detrimental to the solidarity of Naga community and may result in disunity and division among the Nagas politically and nationally.

During a public meeting held on January 3 at Khoupum, UNC representatives Samson Riamei and Phamling summarily appealed to the people to elect only common candidates nominated through 'consensus'.

However, the general public steadfastly maintained that 'National politics' should never be mingled with State electoral politics.

They also appealed that no Council should interfere in the electoral politics whatsoever in future with a view to ensure people exercise their democratic franchise and to avoid confusion and disunity among Naga communities.

As such the meeting ended without any adjudication, concluded the statement.