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BJP hopeful of victory in last Congress bastion of Northeast – Mizoram


BJP hopeful of victory in last Congress bastion of Northeast – Mizoram

Aizawl: The BJP on Wednesday expressed hope that it will form the next government in Mizoram and decimate last Congress bastion in Northeast.

“Mizoram for us is unfinished agenda which will be completed in the upcoming assembly elections. We gave a call to our cadre to prepare for the elections and scout good people who have the support of masses who are committed to serving the state. We are looking for good candidate, who are committed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. With the support of all these we are confident that we will be in a position to form the next government in Mizoram,” BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference here on Wednesday, Madhav, who was in Aizawl to meet party leaders and workers said the saffron party would not use money power to win the election.

“We don’t have the kind of money like chief minister Lal Thanhawla, who, for the last 10 years, has been stealing money that belongs to Mizoram. We will not use money to manipulate election but Modi’s will power to win the next assembly elections,” he said.

Election to 40-member assembly seats in Mizoram are due at the end of this year.

According to Madav, the BJP would create 100 plus booth level committees by August in order to strengthen the party.

Hitting out at Congress, Madhav said that despite being the most peaceful state in the entire Northeast and amicable condition for development Mizoram have been lagging behind in term of development primarily because of the misrule of successive governments especially Congress, which has been in power for the last ten years.

He said that no development has happened in Mizoram and even the basic things like power generation have not happened even after 45 years.

“No development happened and there is no domestic power generation even for the regular use of the people. Basic road condition also could not be improved. This is not because there is no possibility, but the state government is not interested,” he said, adding that Congress government is interested only in making its own interest.

Stating that Mizoram is deeply stuck in corruption, Madhav said that chief minister Lal Thanhawla has failed to uproot corruption.

Many youths became victims of drugs addiction due to lack of employment in the state, he alleged.

According to the BJP leader, whatever development is happening in the state, they were from the Centre.

He said that Mizoram live at the mercy of the centre as nearly 80 per cent of the state’s expenses are met from central support.

Madhav said that despite minimal figure of population with only one million, Mizoram is not self sufficient in food grains. He alleged that the state government has done nothing in term of becoming self sufficient.

Backing the governor, he said that all the accusations against him were totally false.

He said that the governor is a good and decent man sticking to his commitment and some parties are leveling allegations against him to evoke religious sentiments.

The BJP leader also called upon the people of Mizoram  not to fall prey to baseless religious non-tolerance and false propaganda of rivals.

The BJP, according to him, is neither communal nor anti-Christian party as it is the ruling party with alliance partner in the country’ most Muslim populated state like J&K, Christian dominated state like Nagaland, Buddhist dominated state like Arunachal Pradesh and largest tribal state like Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.


Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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