The Nagaland Cabinet & Part IX A of the Constitution

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

  • The Nagaland Cabinet has decided to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister to issue an ordinance to exempt the state from the provision of Part IX A of the Constitution.
  • This part is related to municipalities and ULBs, and their composition.
  • The decision comes after various tribal organisations opposing elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) with 33 per cent reservation of seats for women.
  • State Cabinet, in an emergency meeting attended by special invitees comprising of legislators from all tribes yesterday, decided to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister to amend the Constitution through an ordinance.
  • The Nagaland Cabinet has decided to take the matter to New Delhi to demand that Nagaland be exempted from the purview of Part IX A.
  • All 60 legislators of the state, both the MPs, the chairman and vice chairman of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland will submit the memorandum jointly for which an early appointment with the Prime Minister has been sought.
  • Tribal organisations are observing an indefinite bandh in the state against the functioning of state government offices and vehicles and demanding the resignation of Chief Minister T R Zeliang and his cabinet.
  • On February 2, violent mobs had set afire government offices and vehicles in Kohima, and also vandalised the State Election Commission office.
  • However, the Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) Kohima has expressed shock over the decision of state Cabinet to submit a memorandum to the PM to amend the provision of Part IX A.