I would like to draw the kind attention of the Chief Minister and his colleagues that 12thPakke-Kessang Assembly Constituency (ST) fell vacant on 8 February, 2017 date after the High Court’s verdict which declared the earlier 2014 election to be null and void.
As per the law election has be conducted within six months of a vacancy. But 12th Pakke Kessang Assembly constituency is without an elected representative for more than nine months. The present situation of 12th Pakke-Kesssang area is just like sheep without a shepherd.
How long will the situation continue?
There is paucity of developmental activities, the number of centrally sponsored flagship programs are not being benefitted by the people as they are not aware of it and absence of an elected Member of Legislative Assembly.
The area already lacks in many basic infrastructure facilities such as electricity, drinking water, medical and Govt. schools are running without proper subject teachers and most importantly the area is yet to be connected with mobile towers. In such a condition, keeping the post of an MLA vacant for last so many months is a matter of serious concern.
Therefore, I strongly appeal to the present state government to take up the matter with Chief Election Commission of India for the early conduct of the bye-election.