DIMAPUR, June 16 - In a bid to smoothly conduct elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Nagaland Government is contemplating to re-write the Nagaland Municipal Act.
Chief Minister Dr Sh�rhozelie Liezietsu said the Nagaland Government alone cannot be exempted or escape from the Municipal Act with women reservation since the 94th Amendment was passed by the Parliament way back in the early 1990s. However, Sh�rhozelie said that since various civil societies have opposed the Nagaland Municipal Act, the Government will amend the Act so that election to the ULBs could be held and let the municipalities function accordingly.
Sh�rhozelie was speaking at the laying of foundation stone for the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) building in Kohima yesterday.
The CM said, �People expect many developmental activities from the Government but unless there is peace in the society, we cannot expect development to take place�. He also called upon the people to maintain peace and harmony in the State.
The Central Executive Council of the NPF had passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the State Government to set up a consultative committee comprising legal luminaries and to invite NGOs to solicit their views and opinions on the Nagaland Municipal Act, and pending holding of elections to ULBs, to set up advisory committees in ULBs so that the affairs of ULBs can be handled by local leaders.