UNC ecstatic with debut show
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 27: Asserting that securing six seats out of eleven nominees in the just concluded election to the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly is a flying start, United Naga Council (UNC) is hoping that its victorious candidates would serve the aspirations of the Naga people.

Talking to The Sangai Express, publicity secretary of UNC Milan said securing six seats out of eleven is a great leap as UNC and other Naga apex bodies entered the electoral process for the first time only to fulfil the aspirations of the Nagas.

�We have won over 65 percent of what we have fielded and this is a flying start.

This has also shown that the Nagas in general have endorsed the collective aspirations,� Milan said.

The elected UNC sponsored candidates are W Keishing (Phungyar), Marung Makunga (Tengnoupal ), Danny Shaiza (Ukhrul ), Khasim Ruivah (Chingai), Awangbow Newmei (Tamei ) and K Raina (Tadubi).

Referring to the declaration made on January 16 by all intending Naga candidates at Taphou in Senapati, Milan said, �We are looking forward that two independent candidates - M Thohrii (Mao AC) and Khangthuanang Panmei (Tamenglong AC) would also came to our fold�, he added.

A joint meeting of UNC, other Naga civil organisations and the elected Naga candidates would convene a meeting to discuss the future plans to strengthen the collective resolutions of the Nagas, he informed.