Nagaland: House panel to revisit women quota issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 22:20
Kohima: In view of the opposition to 33 percent reservation for women by various tribal bodies in local body election, Nagaland government on Tuesday moved a resolution in the assembly seeking six months time to revisit Nagaland Municipal Act which enshrined the quota for women.

The state government also sought that till that time, the polls be kept in abeyance.

The three-part resolutions, moved by Urban Development Minister Shurhozelie, stated that in view of the strong opposition to the reservation provisions of the municipal act, the smooth conduct of the slated elections to urban local bodies might be impeded.

So, all statutory process towards conduct of the polls be suspended till the government takes decision on the basis the reports submitted by the assembly committee within six months, he said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 22:20

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