DIPR Naga News (11.4.2019)
April 12, 2019
DIETHONO CALLS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF DISABILITIES ACT
Commissioner of People with Disabilities (PWDs) Diethono Nakhro stated that her first priority is to see that implementation is carried out for accessibility of the people with disabilities. Speaking to DIPR while casting her vote at Science College (Phezou) Polling station 8/29 Diethono said that she has taken over as the Commissioner in the last part of January although she has been working with the State government in regard to PWDs for quite a few years now. A proper office setting is required which, she said, is dysfunctional since no physical thing has come out as of now and therefore setting up of the office is her top priority, she stated.
She also said that she has been working with the Election Department also for few years now on related matters. Diethono further said that she would be working with all other districts as well to ensure that every possible accessibility is made for the disabilities in future.
(Kepelhoutuonuo & Tsuthong)
POLLING GOING ON UNINTERRUPTED AT KOHIMA
The polling for Election to the House of the People for 17th Lok Sabha from 1- Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency began on 11th April 2019 as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India.
The lone Lok Sabha seat from 1- Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency is a four cornered contest of which the two veterans, K.L. Chishi of Indian National Congress and Tokheho Yepthomi of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party were apparently in the forefront amongst the four candidates in the fray.
Till the time of filing this report, the voting in the polling stations in and around Kohima like Rusoma, Chedema, Chedema model village, Keyake, Kohima village, High School area and Thizama has been peaceful and going on smoothly without any interruption. However, the turn up of people for voting in every polling station is comparatively lesser as compared to that of Assembly election.
(Nongozo, Akummeren & Limatoshi)
LOK SABHA POLL IN 8th WESTERN ANGAMI AREA PEACEFUL
11th April 2019 in Lok Sabha poll 8th Western Angami Area constituency, particularly at Khonoma and Jotsoma, were by and large peaceful. In most of the polling stations number of voters were thin unlike state Assembly poll and polling progress was slow.
At around 8:00 am to 9:00 am number of votes cast at the polling station 8/3 Khonoma Upper was 12% and polling station 8/2 Khonoma Lower was 7% as per polling officials.
At Jotsoma around 10:00 am at polling station 8/2 which had the biggest number of voters, the vote cast was just 8%. At Science College (Phezou) 8/29 vote cast was 28%.
(Kepelhoutuonuo & Tsuthong)
LS ELECTION PEACEFULLY CONDUCTED AT DIMAPUR
The 17th Lok Sabha Elections was conducted peacefully in Dimapur district, on 11th April 2019, with no untoward incidents reported. Dimapur district has a total of 20,6188 elector count where 335 polling stations was set up to enable the electors for exercising their franchise. NDPP and PDA consensus candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat for Nagaland, Tokheho casted his vote from Naharbari Government High school, polling booth No.7, Dimapur III at around 7:10 am. Till the time of filing this report at 4:20 pm, poll percentage for Dimapur district was 72.65%.It was reported that 8 Ballot units, 13 control units and 17 VVPATs were replaced at the time of Mock poll in different polling stations at Dimapur while another 3 BUs, 3 CUs and 6 VVPATs were added during actual poll due to defective EVMs.
DC Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol, visited some polling stations before polling started to ensure that everything was set properly for smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha polls. Both young and old voters were seen casting their votes in different polling stations.
TUENSANG POLLING PROCESSES PASSES OFF SMOOTHLY
DC and DEO Tuensang Mohammed Ali Shihab along with the expenditure Observer DeepakBhai Zala and SP Tuensang Bharat Laxman Markad visited almost all the polling stations within Tuensang Sadar-1 and some under Sadar -2. The PWDs voters were helped by the volunteered of students of St. John’s Higher Secondary School Tuensang. The student volunteers also expressed their gratefulness to District Administration Tuensang for giving them the opportunity to help the PWDs in such an important national activity.
The volunteers were of the view that PWDs are usually neglected during such occasions and it was a satisfying experience to be helping them. The DC and DEO Tuensang also acknowledged the contribution of Rev. Fr. Sivi George Principal St John’s Higher Secondary School Tuensang for permitting the service of the students towards humanity.
(Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)
ELECTIONEERING CONCLUDED PEACEFULLY IN MOKOKCHUNG
Election to the Lone Lok Sabha Parliamentary seat from Nagaland and By-Election to the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency concluded with no untoward incident in any of the Polling station in Mokokchung District. The polling ended peacefully in all the polling stations at 4:00 PM. Combine efforts of Electioneering Officials, District Administration, Security personnel and Local Authorities ensured the conduct of the election process in a fair and peaceful manner in all the polling stations across the District.
Polling process started at 7:00 AM, long queue of voters were seen in all the polling stations. Special provisions for the aged and people with disabilities are provided in the polling stations, enabling them to exercise their franchise.
LOK SABHA ELECTION 2019 CONDUCTED SUCCESSFULLY AT KOHIMA DISTRICT
Kohima district successfully conducted the Lok Sabha Election 2019 in all the 226 Polling stations across the district.
Out of 226 polling stations, 28 polling stations have Live Webcasted the polling process and six polling stations were set up with offline video recording system.
A total of 1130 polling personnel have performed their assigned duties successfully on the actual ground of the polling day whereas a number of 170 polling personnel have been placed in the reserved list for any emergency replacement.
With series of awareness campaign on ‘Clean Elections’ under the Kohima district SVEEP campaign, the election was conducted successfully where the voters have turned out with their EPIC card to exercise their franchise and in absent of the card they were allowed to cast their votes by producing any one of the eleven documents as given by the ECI for identity proof in almost all the polling stations under the district.
(DPRO & Akamla IA Kohima)