‘Government fails to notify ADC elections date due to Covid-19 crisis’

Imphal : Manipur government has not been able to notify Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections as assured to All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) due to the Covid-19 crisis.

An agreement dated was brought on April 7 between the government of Manipur and ATSUM that the state government will announce the election of ADC on or before May 5 so that the ADC election is completed by June 25.

“Due to the surge in Covid-19 across the state and declaration of offices and Government establishments as containment zone, the government had not been able to notify the ADC election as agreed upon,” additional chief secretary Letkhogin Haokip on Monday.

The government is earnestly initiating necessary procedures for holding the election as early as possible, he added.

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