Nyishi Elite Society launches ‘Clean Election’ campaign in Arunachal
Itanagar: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has launched the ‘Clean Election’ campaign against all forms of electoral malpractices prevailing in the State.
The campaign, to be organized in all Nyishi inhabited areas and districts, was launched at Seppa in East Kameng district on Saturday.
The NES stated that unethical politics, like cash-for-vote, ritualistic undertakings, spiritual threats for votes and employment assurance, have been the major challenges in panchayat, Municipal, State Assembly and parliamentary elections in Arunachal Pradesh.
The organization has adopted a resolution that individuals and groups will be encouraged to file complaints against such unethical electoral practices to the election officers and other appropriate authorities, including the district election officer, the Chief Election Commissioner, and the Election Commission of India.
Individuals and groups will also be encouraged to check “the politics of clanism and regionalism,” the NES said. “The NES will render support and provide social protection in case of intimidation or threat to genuine complainants,” it said.
The NES will also distribute pamphlets and erect posters and banners with slogans like ‘Vote for Development’, ‘No Cash for Vote’, ‘No Mortgage for Vote’, ‘Support Clean Election’, ‘No Ritualistic Undertaking for Vote’, ‘No Spiritual Threat for Vote’, ‘No Money Power – No Muscle Power for Vote’, ‘No Clan-regional and professional politics’, etc.
On the occasion, the NES also launched an anti-drugs campaign to curb the menace of drugs and make Nyishi inhabited areas drug-free.
After launching the two campaigns, NES vice president (East) Tarh Tabin appealed to all to eradicate the cash-for-vote system and restore “votes for fit and development.”