Aizawl: The ruling Congress on Monday accused opposition the Mizo National Front (MNF) of hiring militants to canvass votes.
Quoting a local daily- ‘Kolasib Aw,’ media department of Congress in its statement alleged that some suspected Bru Revolutionary Army militants on 24 October assembled residents of South Chhimluang village under Kolasib assembly constituency and told them to vote only MNF.
The reports also said that the militants were accompanied by a member of Peace Accord MNF Returnees Association (PAMRA), an association of the former underground Mizo National Front (MNF) militants.
The militants told the Bru voters that they would be given privileges if MNF is voted to power, the reports said.
Accusing the MNF of often having nexus with militants, the Congress said the MNF leaders are so desperate that it began to hire militants to capture vote as this assembly election will be their last chance and that losing polls means dying down the MNF party.
It asked poll watchdog Mizoram People’s Front (MPF) to take action against the MNF.