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05 March 2014

Mizoram opposition parties holding talks to Form United Front

Aizawl, Mar 5 : All the opposition parties in Mizoram have been holding talks to form an united front against the ruling Congress, sources in the Mizo National Front (MNF), the main opposition party today said.

Leaders of the opposition parties - the MNF, the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC), the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), the BJP and the NCP held the second round of talks yesterday and would again meet on Thursday next, sources said.

The parties were trying to forge an alliance and field a common candidate for the coming Lok Sabha polls and Assembly by-election in Hrangturzo seat, vacated by chief minister Lal Thanhawla.

They also discussed about forming combined opposition to the Congress in the autonomous district council elections.

In the election to the 40-member state assembly, the Congress bagged 34 seats while the Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA), an alliance of the MNF, MPC and MDF could manage to win only six seats.


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