NPF urged ECI to reconsider counting of votes for by-poll to the Tapi constituency in Nagaland
The Election Commission of India has been urged by the Naga People’s Front (NPF) to reconsider the December 3 counting date for the upcoming State Assembly Elections in several States, including the byelection for the 43 Tapi A/C in Nagaland because it comes on a Sunday. “I would want to draw your attention to the fact that Nagaland is a Christian-majority state, with 90% of its population being Christians. In a letter to Sanjeev Kumar Prasad, Secretary, Election Commission of India, NPF Secretary General Achumbemo Kikon stated, “You are definitely aware that Sunday is observed as a very solemn Day of Worship for the entire Christians and Nagaland is no exception.
This appeal to the ECI by the NPF came just a day after the Congress and the Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram made a similar appeal to the election commission, urging it to reconsider December 03, a Sunday, as the date of counting of votes for assembly elections in the state.