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MNF promises districts, budgetary provision if voted to power in Mizoram

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MNF promises districts, budgetary provision if voted to power in Mizoram

Aizawl: A senior leader of Mizo National Front (MNF) said that the three districts announced by the MNF government in 2008 will be made functional, once the party comes to power after the state assembly elections.

The MNF government announced the creation of three districts- Khawzawl, Saitual and Hnathial before the 2008 state assembly elections.

Addressing a street campaign at Bawngkawn neighborhood here on Saturday, Vanlalzawma, a MNF legislator from Aizawl West-III said a budgetary provision would be made for Saitual, Khawzawl and Hnathial to make them functional if the party comes to power after the state Assembly polls, a statement issued by the MNF on Sunday said.

He said that the three districts announced by the MNF government would be implemented for all-round development, the statement added.

Speaking about the resignation of home minister and Congress vice-president R. Lalzirliana, former Lok Sabha member also said it was the fall-out of the Congress government’s failure to recognize Saitual area as a full fledged district.

“Special allocation will be made in the state’s budget for functioning the three districts once the MNF came to power after the assembly elections,” he said.

Hitting out at Congress, the MNF leader said many road across the state are in poor condition due to negligence of the government.

He said that the ruling government allocated Rs 80,000 lakh for construction and repairing of roads in the last financial year.

Of the Rs 80,000 lakh, the state government spent only Rs 30,000 lakh and the rest Rs 50,000 was missing, he alleged.

He said that the MNF government would give priority to improvement of roads if it comes to power.

MNF youth wing president Lalrinawma, who addressed the street campaign also said that the MNF government would give priority to territorial and social security of Mizoram and the people.

He slammed the state government for allowing non-indigenous (non-tribal) people to have Goods & Services Tax registration without furnishing valid ILP, which according to him was a big threat to the economic and social security of the indigenous people.

The leader added that the MNF government would strictly enforce ILP regulation, if it comes to power after the assembly elections.

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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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