Kohima, March 29 (NEx): H. Chuba Chang, former Minister and civil servant has been awarded Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) ticket for bye elections to 51 Noksen assembly constituency under Tuensang district as People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) Consensus Candidate, during Felicitation cum ticket ceremony held at NDPP headquarters, Chumukedima, Dimapur.
President of NDPP, Mr. Chingwang Konyak addressing the gathering during the Felicitation cum Ticket Ceremony of PDA Consensus candidate for Noksen bye elections, appealed to all sections to come forward and support the PDA Candidate Mr. H. Chuba Chang. Konyak also handed over the ticket to H. Chuba Chang in the presence of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy CM Y Patton, BJP Nagaland President and Minister Temjen Imna Along, NDPP Secretary General, Abu Metha along with others.
According to Election Commission of India notification, the 51-Noksen (ST) Assembly Constituency by-elction is scheduled to be held on April 17th, 2021 (Saturday), and the counting will take place on May 2nd, 2021.
The 51-Noksen (ST) Assembly Constituency seat under Tuensang district in Nagaland was vacant since October 12, 2020, following the demise of former Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change and Justice & Law CM Chang.
No NPCC candidate for 51 Noksen A/C:
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee, (NPCC) has decided not to field any candidate for the forthcoming by-election to the 51 Noksen assembly constituency.
NPCC President K Therie in a press release cited an earlier bitter experience during by-election to the 60 Kiphire-Pungro assembly constituency last November. He said the Congress understood that people do not stand for issues and principles they talk about and want and instead, vote against their own faith for money and power.
Therie asserted that Congress is the best party that adhered to expenditure limit fixed by Election Commission of India. While expressing shocked that all the intending candidates are pursuing for NDPP tickets, Therie said there is no soul that can stand on issues and principles.
He also maintained that people are tired of regional parties and BJP in Nagaland as they have exposed themselves of being against stakeholders in securing political solution even after talks had concluded.
He said both parties are also known for corruption which is against the ethics of our religion and customs. In this situation, NPCC President asserted that Congress is the only alternative in the nation and Nagaland and expressed hope that the day come sooner for the party to rebuild the past glory of the people and secure peaceful solution.