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26 September 2013

BJP Eyes Pre-Poll Alliance in Mizoram

Aizawl, Sep 26 : Keeping its eye on the Mizoram assembly elections this November, BJP has decided to try its best to forge a pre-poll alliance with all non-Congress parties in the state so that they can edge out the Lalthanhawla government from the 40-member house.

At a recent meeting of the BJP Mizoram state unit high command, held in Aizawl under the supervision of the visiting national general secretary (organization) Ramlal, an election alliance committee was formed to initiate discussions with all non-Congress parties.

The committee includes BJP state in-charge & national executive member Nalin S Kohli, the party's Mizoram president Lalhluna and former state president Khawvelthanga.

A press statement issued by the state unit said the committee will hold negotiations with Mizo National Front (MNF), Mizoram People's Conference ( MPC), Zoram National Party (ZNP) and others.

The Congress government in Mizoram, the statement said, has failed to keep the promises it had made and the people of the state are suffering because of total misgovernance, lack of development, inflation and rampant corruption.

"Teachers and other government employees in Mizoram are not receiving their salaries on time," the statement said.

Forging a strong non-Congress alliance will give the people of the state an option and they will be able to vote for change as is evident from the distinct anti-Congress mood in the country, it added.

"In this atmosphere of despondency and economic turmoil, the announcement of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as the NDA's prime ministerial candidate is being received with great enthusiasm, hope and excitement all over the country," the statement said.

It also pointed out that as a result of its failure at governance and sullied image during UPA-II, the Congress party is unable to present either Manmohan Singh or any other alternate prime ministerial candidate before the people.

However, regional parties in the state are not very keen to join hands with BJP which is known for its Hindutva agenda, a senior leader of MNF said. He added that it would be a political suicide to team up with the BJP which has become an untouchable party in this Christian-dominated northeastern state.


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