Two tribal bodies have called for a bandh on Monday, following extension of deadline by the State Election Commission (SEC) for filing of nomination papers to six Municipal and Town Councils here.
The Ao Senden has called the bandh from 8 AM to 3 PM on Monday while the Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) has called it between 7 AM to 3.30 PM. As no nominations were filed in Kohima and Mokokchung Municipal Councils, and Tuensang, Mon, Medziphema and Changtongya Town Councils on Saturday, because of bandhs called by various organisations, the SEC extended the deadline till 3 PM on Monday, excluding on Sunday being Sunday.
Earlier, January 7 was the last date for filing of nominations. Ao Senden alleged the deadline was extended to enable a few candidates with vested interest to file their nomination, going against the sentiments of