Aizawl: The People’s Representation for Identity of Status of Mizoram (PRISM), an anti-corruption watchdog turned political party on Wednesday said that the present government should be changed for the welfare of the people and development of the state.
Started as anti-corruption watchdog in 2006, the party turned 12 years on Wednesday.
Speaking at the function to mark the celebration of 12th rising day, PRISM youth wing president RL Liantluanga alleged the present Lal Thanhawla led Congress government failed to do its duty.
He said that the NGOs and student bodies have always performed the duties which is supposed to be done by the state government.
“Many of the works done by the students were of the government’s duty. If we had good government, student body would have not need to do all these,” he said.
He said that the present Congress government, which failed to do its duty, has to be removed.
“The present government should be changed and I hope PRISM can replace the Congress government through the power of the people,” he said.
The leader said that PRISM is committed to bring transparent and good government in the state.
PRISM started its functioning as anti-corruption watch-dog since 2006 and shouldered its responsibilities in fighting against corruptions in the past ten years.
It was transformed into a political party in early November last year after it had thought that it would be able to effectively fight corruption and corrupt practices as a political party because its endeavour to uproot corruption as anti-corruption watchdog could not produce effective results as corruption cases were not effectively pursued by the concerned authority.
The election manifesto of the party comprise of good governance, transparency in governance, effective enforcement of law and order, to fight corrupt practices, to punish persons who are involved in corruption, to take steps for utilization of resources of the state and to take steps for general welfare of people of the state.
The party received registration from the ECI last week.
The party has decided to contest all the existing 40 assembly seats in upcoming assembly elections, which is due at the end of this year.