Women’s Group Denounces Use Of Alcohol Ahead Of Nagaland Polls

Guwahati: A women’s organisation in the state of Nagaland has taken it upon themselves to eradicate the evil that is alcohol in ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state on February 27. The Chakhesang Mothers’ Association (CMA) is opposed to the offering of alcohol to lure votes during election campaigns in Nagaland’s Phek district.

The group claims that although being illegal in the state of Nagaland, where elections are taking place, alcohol is nonetheless a key tool used by political parties to win over votes. According to CMA, this frequently results in physical altercations between supporters of competing candidates who are under the influence of alcohol.

In light of this, CMA has established about 100 check stations in their region in an effort to maintain control over and limit the entrance of booze as Nagaland prepares for elections.

The women of the Chakhesang Naga tribe are worried about an increase in incidents of hooliganism because of excessive alcohol use before of the crucial assembly elections in Nagaland. They want an election in Nagaland that is free and fair, without the use of alcohol or other gifts to sway voters.

According to CMA, people will stay sober and prevent unnecessary incidents while also using their judgement to select the candidate for Nagaland’s election.

All 80 of the villages in the area have backed the checkpoints that the organisation set up. The decision has received the utmost support from the residents of the five assembly constituencies in the Phek district of Nagaland, which include the four seats in the Chakhesang area and some of the villages in the Meluri constituency of the Pochury tribe.

On the other hand, acknowledging the precaution the Nagaland police have taken in warning people against completely assuming control of the law. Authorities have requested that CMA make sure that any unfavourable incidents are reported to the authorities immediately.

Poll authorities in Nagaland have continued to seize large quantities of alcohol, cash, drugs, and other items when the model code of conduct came into force. The CMA expects that its efforts will contribute to the holding of a fair and peaceful election in Nagaland.

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