The existing legislative assembly of the state of Nagaland, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue upto and including March 12, 2023, and shall thereafter stand dissolved on the expiration of its duration, said the notification.
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Nagaland chief secretary, J Alam on Tuesday has issued a notification with regard to the conduct of the ensuing Nagaland assembly election due on February 27.
According to an official communiqué, Nagaland chief secretary, J Alam, stated that in accordance with the provisions of Clause (1) of Article 172 of the Constitution of India, the existing legislative assembly of the state of Nagaland, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue upto and including March 12, 2023, and shall thereafter stand dissolved on the expiration of its duration.
Whereas, in terms of sub-section (1) of Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), a general election has to be held for the purpose of constituting a new legislative assembly of the state, and therefore as recommended by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in pursuance of sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the said Act, the governor of Nagaland, has called upon all the assembly constituencies in the state to elect members to the legislative assembly of the state in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and of the Rules and Orders made.
According to the Nagaland chief secretary’s notification, in pursuance of Sections 30 and 56 of the said Act, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has notified in respect to all the assembly constituencies that February 7 will be the last date for filing nominations, February 8 as the last date for scrutiny of nominations while February 10 has been set aside as the last date for withdrawal of candidatures.
While February 27 has been fixed as the polling day “if necessary to be taken”, another notification issued by ECI secretary, Santosh Kumar Dubey, has also stated that March 4 as the date on which the election should be completed.
It further fixed the hours from 7 am to 4pm as the hours during which the poll shall, if necessary, be taken on the date specified for the conduct of the election.