Sinlung /
30 April 2014

Mizoram CM's Security To Be Beefed Up

Aizawl, Apr 30 : Security for Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla would be beefed up following "threats" from some opposition leaders, a state minister said today.

"Some opposition leaders were indulging in hate politics targeting the chief minister and I have instructed the police to be more vigilant regarding his security," State Home Minister Lalzirliana told a press conference.

The minister alleged that some of the opposition leaders were fomenting trouble after a Presbyterian Church elder K Chhawnthuama alleged tampering of EVMs against the chief minister.

Lalzirliana also accused opposition leaders of trying to create law and order problems in the state and force the Thanhawla government out if NDA comes to power at the Centre.

Incidentally, Chhawnthuama, popular as Phantom, now in judicial custody after his arrest on April 14 along with his associate K Lalhruaitluanga, has sent SMSes to the chief minister accusing him of rigging EVMs to retain power.

State police officials, however, said though there was a perception of general threat, but no specific threat during the recent days for the chief minister while police were instructed to stay more alert.

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