HATSINGIMARI: A training program related to elections was organised in the Hatsingimari Junior College. This event was aimed at educating the local people towards the upcoming elections in the state.
The event was attended by a large number of people, including the Block Level Officers, supervisors, teachers, and a large number of government officials.
It can be noted that the Block Level Officers and Supervisors of the South Salmara Mankachar district were notified beforehand regarding the event for the training related to elections. The Election Officer Kison Charai and Additional Commissioners Ripon Jyoti Nath and Rekib Sahariya also attended the event.
The Block Level Officers were given the due attention during the event and the rules and regulations set by the authorities for the upcoming elections were also explained alongside the issuing of the necessary instructions.
Previously a six-member delegation of the NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC), an umbrella body of influential civil society and students’ organisations, will meet the Election Commission on Tuesday, even as the poll panel has already started its preparation to count the votes of the November 7 Mizoram Assembly elections on December 3. Official sources in Aizawl said that the NGOCC delegation, which went to Delhi on Thursday, would meet the Election Commission on Tuesday as part of its last-ditch effort to convince the poll panel to change the vote counting date, which falls on a Sunday.
Since the announcement of the election schedule for five states on October 9, all political parties, church bodies, NGOs, and civil society organisations in the Christian-majority state (87 per cent) have been requesting the ECI to reschedule the counting date to December 3. Counting for the four other states—Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Telangana—would also be taken up on that day. The ruling and opposition parties and several organisations in Mizoram have been arguing that, as a large percentage of the people in the state attend church services on Sunday, the vote counting should be rescheduled to another date.