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BJP leader Ram Madhav slams Congress-rule in Mizoram


BJP leader Ram Madhav slams Congress-rule in Mizoram

Aizawl: BJP national secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Lal Thanhawla led Congress government in Mizoram by accusing it of being corrupt and inefficient and promised that the BJP would establish corruption-free government, if it comes to power after the state assembly poll due at the end of this year.

Speaking to reporters after the party meet here, Madhav, who is in charge of the Northeast, said Mizoram received lot of support from the centre but there is not real development on the ground.

He said that 10 years rule of chief minister Lal Thanhawla has not led the state on the path of development.

“Mizoram lacks basic infrastructure like road, schools, hospitals and transport facilities. Every district including Aizawl lacks basic facilities. The growth is very minimal for which people are suffering,” he said.

He alleged that Lal Thanhawla led Congress government is inefficient and irresponsible to develop the state and wipe out corruption in the state.

Citing that Mizoram deserve good government, Madhav said the party entered the state with a slogan to bring change which the people wanted most.

“Mizoram deserve good government, a government that look into the aspiration of the youths and focuses on development of infrastructures,” he said.

He said that the BJP, if  it comes to power after the assembly elections, would establish corruption-free government.

“We promise to give totally corruption free government. There will be zero tolerance on corruption. We will give development focused government to the people,” he said.

He said that the BJP would construct a four-lane highway across the state, linking Myanmar and Bangladesh to extend access to international market.

The BJP will develop basic infrastructure in rural areas, make Mizoram tourist destination and give priority to  agriculture and allied sectors, Madhav said, adding that engineering colleges would be established in important towns other than Aizawl.

On the allegation that the BJP is trying to impose proxy rule in Mizoram by putting MNF and NPP at the front, Madhav termed it ‘ridiculous.’

He said that the BJP would not interfere but respect the food habits, distinct culture and customs of the Mizos and their religion.

Asked if the BJP would field candidates in all the 40 assembly seats, the BJP leader said the party would field as much as candidate and may go alone in the election if it do not forge pre-poll alliance with other party.

He added that the BJP would fight election to wipe out Congress in the state.


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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