DIMAPUR, April 29 � The Nagaland Government will appeal the court order on the conduct of the Municipal and Town Council polls in the State in the Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court at Guwahati. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held here on Saturday which was presided over by the Chief Minister.
The Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court had on Friday ruled against the miscellaneous petition filed by the State Government seeking postponement of the civic polls in the State till the Assembly Select Committee submits its report on the Nagaland Municipal and Town Council Act as also the entire issue of 33 per cent women reservation in the next six months.
The Cabinet also felt that enough time needs to be given to the House Committee of the State Assembly to come out with their report in pursuance of the State Assembly resolution taken on March 22 on the issue.
Therefore, it said the Cabinet decided that the State Government should file an appeal petition against the judgement and order in the Division Bench of Gauhati High Court at Guwahati at the earliest.