Sinlung /
15 April 2015

No nomination paper filed in 24 villages in Aizawl District

Aizawl, Apr 15 : No nomination paper was filed in 24 villages in Aizawl district and two villages in Kolasib district for the coming elections to the 536 village councils on April 30, due to intimidation allegedly by Hmar People's Convention (Democrats).

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State Election Commission Secretary H Darzika said that village council elections would not be held in such villages where no nominations were received till on Monday, the last day for filing documents.

The state government could extend the term of these village councils or place them under the rule of the Local Administration department, Darzika added.

The HPC (D) militants asked all the political parties in the north eastern part of the state not to field any candidates for the coming election to the Village Councils.

Darzika said that election to the 83 local councils within the jurisdiction of the Aizawl Municipal Council would also be held simultaneously with the village council polls.

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