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Rio thank Aonglenden voters
Correspondent UNGMA, JUN 8 (NPN):
Published on 9 Jun. 2011 1:01 AM IST
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Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, who had gone to Ungma Wednesday along with a host of his ministerial colleagues, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs, congratulated the people of 26 Aonglenden A/C for electing Toshipokba Longkumer, NPF candidate at the recently concluded by-election.
Speaking at a civic reception at Ungma, Rio said the credit for the recent by-election victory should not be given to him or any other person but to the people of Aonglenden.
The chief minister maintained that absence of violence or booth capturing in the just concluded by-election advocated the presence of peacefulness and how it was a free and fair election as he had promised.
On the occasion, Rio also urged opposition party to gracefully accept the mandate of the people and refrain from baseless allegations and personal attacks. Assuring to work together with the people, Rio promised to personally supervise the construction of a mini stadium at Babutzubo ground in Ungma.
He also gave his word to start a rural self-employment training institute and to upgrade the sericulture farm located at Ungma village. The chief minister also promised to construct a “Ao Naga customary court building” in Ungma.
On the suggestion of the present MLA Toshipokba for a construction of a tourist resort between Ungma and Kubza village, Rio said he would look into the project provided the two villages were ready to donate their lands.
Rio further assured to re-construct the road connecting to Kubza and inter link road between Ao Settsu village and Sema Settsu village. Besides, he also promised to construct new agri-link road in Settsu village and re-construct footpaths in the vicinity of the town within a year.
Speaking at the occasion, home minister Imkong L Imchen also thanked the Aonglenden citizen for standing by the party and electing party candidate. Imchen also asked the people of Aonglenden not to ask too much from the newly elected MLA but act as a pillar and guide for him and work with him hand in hand and work to re-elect him even in the next election. Toshipokba, sitting MLA from 26 Aonglenden Assembly constituency also spoke at the occasion.

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