Seeking to change the mindset of people for a better Nagaland in the run-up to the State Assembly elections, households in Mokokchung who firmly believe in clean election have hoisted white flags with a cross written ‘Clean Election’ in their houses.
Buying of votes, proxy voting, intimidation are electoral malpractices that raise their ugly heads in Nagaland during the electioneering process.
The move asking the people who support clean election to hoist white flags in their houses was initiated by Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM), a church body of Ao Naga tribe.
‘How good it would be if all the Naga tribes, villages, towns and households follow suit,’ a denizen of Mokokchung said.
The ‘clean election campaign’ in Nagaland was initiated by Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) a few years back. It has organized a number of awareness programmes across the State in this connection.
In Peren, the home district of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, the District Commissioner and DEO of the district, Smita Sarangi, led a clean election campaign walk under the banner ‘Walkathon’ on Friday. The walk began at Monday Bazar and culminated at Peren Local Ground.
Addressing the participants, the DC hoped the walkathon will bring change in the Assembly election. She thanked the school children, government officials and church leaders besides others for participating in the walk.
Theme music on clean election was played with banners that read ‘clean election is our priority’.