Conduct ADC election in April or May: ATRPFM
IMPHAL, Feb 12
Stating that conducting ADC election in November is inconvenient as most hill people are engaged in harvesting, All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) appealed Principle Secretary and Chief Election Officer, Manipur to look into the matter to make sure that the election is conducted in April or May, 2020.
A press release issued by ATRPFM also said that the turnout will be very low which is akin to deprivation of voting franchise to the economically feeble hill people if the election is conducted in November.
The Hill Area Committee (HAC), Manipur Legislative Assembly, Secretariat in its meeting held on January 16 last resolved and recommended to the State Government and Chief Election Officer for conducting the said election, preferably in November which is not convenient season for the cultivator of the hill people, it claimed adding that as November is a harvesting and a festive season for the hill people, the voters will face an extreme hardship in participating in the election due to constraint of time.