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Congress rule in Mizoram nearing its end, says Zoramthanga


Congress rule in Mizoram nearing its end, says Zoramthanga

Aizawl, June 29: Mizoram’s main opposition the Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Friday said Congress regime is going to end shortly.

He was addressing a function at Zembawk locality here during which he inducted 100 new voters from different parties into the MNF.

Former Mizoram chief minister said that the Congress bid adieu to its rule in the last assembly session concluded on Thursday.

He said that MNF stands out to be the only alternative to form the next government.

 “Congress has said goodbye to its term in the last assembly session on Thursday and the next government will be formed by the MNF,” he said.

Mizoram is the last Congress ruled state in Northeast.

Taking a dig at Congress, Zoramthanga said it failed to win assembly elections in all parts of the country except in Punjab.

“One of the reasons why Congress will fail to grab power in Mizoram is that it has failed to regain its strength at the centre. Congress failed to win all assembly elections except in Punjab and it will surely meet its downfall even in Mizoram,” he said.

The former rebel leader also said that the Congress will fail to win the next assembly elections because it has done harm to the churches and a blasphemy to the almighty.

“The Congress takes a mock at Churches by contemptuously terming opening of wine shop as an answer to prayers of church members. A church leader has even called wine shop as a machine for making widows and orphans,” he said.

Zoramthanga alleged that over 500 policemen and 5,000 civilians have died due to consumption of liquor since 2015.

The Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition and Control) Act, 2014 came into force from January, 2015, which allowed opening of wine shop in the state.

Blaming the Congress for slow pace of development in the state, Zoramthanga alleged that government employees were paid irregularly.

“Development has come to a standstill and government servants are paid irregularly under the Congress rule. As far as the welfare of students is concerned, the government has done nothing except changing school timing,” he alleged.

Zoramthanga further slammed Congress for poor road conditions in all parts of the state.

“The Congress government paid indifference to repairing of roads. All government servants and students have become sick up of Congress rule. The Congress regime is about to over,” he said.

MNF has at present 5 members in the state assembly.

Meanwhile, MNF vice president Dr. Lalthangliana inducted 21 new voters including a BJP leader into the MNF at south Mizoram’s Lunglei town on Friday, the party statement said.


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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