27th Feb 2021 11:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Feb 27: The Nyishi Elite Society (NES) has made it categorically clear that aspiring candidates using money as a tool for getting elected to the All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) executive posts will be boycotted socially.
The NES made the announcement today in a press conference here at the Arunachal Press Club along with pronouncement of several other resolutions for bringing electoral reforms in ANSU elections. While stating that ANSU election expenditures run higher than the MLA and MP elections, NES President Bengia Tolum asserted that NES won’t leave the matter by issuing advisories only and this time somebody has to bell the cat. “Besides the candidates, their sponsors will also be boycotted socially and they will not be invited to any social events nor will be allowed to attend social events hosted by such individuals,” Tolum said. The NES President informed that a resolution in this regard has been taken following the ‘Dr Begi Committee Report on ANSU Electoral Reformation’ which has been accepted by the NES and that the same has been officially communicated to the ANSU on January 15.
Regarding implementation of the resolution in both letter and spirit, Tolum informed that they have already formed Block and District Level Committees to put a check on such activities and based on their reports, strict actions will be taken. Commenting on the practice of the unions collecting illegal donations from business community and government departments, Tolum said that involvement of huge money during elections is the root cause. However, he hoped that if the expenditures by the candidates are checked, donation collection activities will also stop automatically. Meanwhile, the NES President announced several other reforms which include an upper age limit of 33 years for ANSU executives, verifying past credentials and experiences of the contesting candidates, especially for the post of President and General Secretary, political affiliation etc.  
Acknowledging the fact that many aspiring candidates take admissions in educational institutions solely to contest elections, Tolum informed that from this time onwards every ANSU candidate will have to be a regular student pursuing a course continuously without break in an academic year. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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