NGO launches clean election campaign in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Feb 14 (UNI) The Meghalaya Citizens for Change (MCC), a local NGO, has launched 'Clean Elections Campaign' to ensure good governance. in view of the March third Assembly polls.

The campaign aims to encourage ''value-based politics in this hilly state, sitting Independent MLA and MCC president Manas Chaudhuri said here today.

The MCC has released a 12-point questionnaire for the voters and a pledge for candidates contesting in the coming elections.

''The idea is to ensure that the candidates show some kind of commitment to abide by the principles of value-based politics,''Mr Chaudhari said.

The pledge and the set of questions will be circulated in seven urban-based Assembly constituencies here, he added.

''We feel that the people have the right to live in a decent way provided our legislators implement their promises which they vow during the election campaign,''the journalist-turned-politician added.

''This is the beginning, we will try our best to engage people and media to keep a vigil on how the politicians perform after they are elected,'' MCC vice-president Glen Kharkongor informed.

More than 12 lakh voters will cast their franchise to elect their new representatives to the 60-member House, whose current term ends on March 10 UNI RRK PP VD DB1201

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