Aizawl (www.zoramobserver.com): Refuting the allegation leveled by main opposition the Mizo National Front (MNF) that Congress leaders were hand in glove with non-tribal contractors, Chief Minister and Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Lal Thanhawla on Friday challenged the opposition to file criminal case in a court of law if they (opposition) have clue to their allegation.
Addressing party workers during a political session at Congress Bhavan on Friday, Lal Thanhawla accused the opposition MNF of misleading the people by leveling baseless allegation against his government.
“The opposition must dare to file criminal case or PIL at a high court if they believe that Congress government was giving undue favour to and hand in glove with non-tribal contractors,” he said.
Hitting out at MNF, Lal Thanhawla said that the opposition although has no direct link with the BJP, is working secretly with the national party as it is hesitant to fight the state assembly elections alone.
“As the BJP has already merged with a regional party in Mizoram, MNF despite being reluctant, has joined and become a constituent of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the political coalition formed by BJP with regional political parties to make Congress free government in Northeast region,” he said.
Expressing happiness over the emergence of some groups and electoral alliance dissatisfied with the ruling government in Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla said that he wish PRISM has the gut to field candidate in the next assembly elections due next year.
Meanwhile, Public Work Department (PWD) minister Lal Thanzara, who addressed the political session also said that no government could maintain road during the peak of monsoon or rainy season.
The people should understand that all the roads were not under the state Public Works Department (PWD) and many of them were under the Union MoRTH, in which the state government could not intervene even if it wanted to, Lal Thanzara, the younger brother of state chief minister Lal Thanhawla, who recently got the PWD portfolio said.
He added that all dilapidated roads would be repaired during this coming winter season and the government would take effort to find financial assistance from all fronts.