Aizawl: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma said that the upcoming Assembly election will be a battle between good and evil.
Zoram Nationalist Party’s president Lalduhoma is the chief ministerial candidate of ZPM, an electoral alliance formed by seven regional parties.
Addressing a meeting at ZPM office here on Monday, Lalduhoma said the people of Mizoram, for more than 30 years, have had dealt with parties, which wanted only votes.
“The upcoming assembly election will be a tough battle between those who want votes and those who want to reform the state,” he said.
Accusing the Congress-led state government of misusing the state’s flagship programme New Land Use Policy (NLUP) as vote bank, Lalduhoma said 50 per cent of the Rs 2800 crore allocated for implementation of NLUP has been diverted by various departments and used for wooing votes thereby ignoring development.
The IPS officer turned politician alleged that no sign of development has been seen in spite of Rs 2800 crore which has been spent for NLUP programme.
“The upcoming assembly election will witness a battle between those parties, that want votes and those who want to reform the state by bringing systematic change,” he said.
He alleged that both the Congress and the Mizo National Front (MNF) were keen on buying votes only.
“While the Congress promise Rs 1 lakh financial assistance to economically poor families through its NLUP programme, the MNF try to woo voters by promising Rs 3 lakh to households through its Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP),” he said.
He said that Congress will be ousted from power after the assembly elections.
Expressing confidence that the ZPM will come to power after the state assembly elections, the leader said that people posed due faith in the alliance.