Sinlung /
26 June 2012

Has Dr H T Sangliana Been Wronged?

Aizawl, Jun 26 : National Commission for Minorities vice-chairman Dr H T Sangliana has denied Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla's allegations that he was canvassing for himself in the upcoming presidential contest.

Mr Lal Thanhawla seemed to be confused as to whether it was Sangliana or PA Sangma who has been canvassing to be the next president of India, he felt.

Even if his name had come up in the media and on Facebook as a probable candidate from Christian community as a consequence to the opinions expressed by those who had known him well for more than four decades for his distinguished public service, it is the people of the state that considered him fit to be the first president of India from Christian community, Mr Sangliana told UNI.

'What is wrong about it and how fair is Mr Lal Thanhawla to be jealous of the goodwill I received from the people all over India,' he added.

Dr Sangliana maintained that he had never said he was 'favoured by Mrs Sonia Gandhi to head the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee' which reportedly pained the Congress leadership in Mizoram.

"It is obvious that someone fears that Sangliana might enter politics in Mizoram and might overshadow him, and as such is indulging in campaign of misinformation and a game of one upmanship," observed a political analyst. Dr Sangliana said he will never feel jealous if any Mizo was elevated to any high office.

While refusing to deny the fact that his name cropped up as one of the probable presidential candidates among the Christian tribals, the former Karnataka super cop told UNI over phone, "I have never said Mrs Sonia Gandhi proposed my name for the presidential election and it is a baseless rumour." He further said there had been a campaign of sort for him from many parts of India and abroad, and, several organisations had sent their written appeal to the Congress High Command to put him up as Christian candidate.


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