Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Leaders of anti-corruption watchdog-turned-political party People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram’ (PRISM) said they are all set to face next Assembly elections and oust Congress from power.
Speaking to journalists at press conference here, PRISM president Vanlalruata said that the party is hopeful of winning 23-27 seats including the chief minister’s home turf Serchhip.
He said that party would fight alone and field candidate in all the 40 assembly seats.
According to Vanlalruata, PRISM previously acted as an anti-corruption watchdog in an earnest effort to eradicate corruption and correct the government of its maladministration. “Although our initiative as an anti-corruption watchdog proved fruitful to some extent, we decided to convert into a political party to intensify our movement for eradication of corruption and to achieve our main goal,” he said, adding that the main objective of the party is “to reform Mizoram.”
He said if the the party comes to power it would give priority to social and economic protection of Mizoram, anti-corruption, border dispute and deportation of illegal migrants from the state.
On a question whether the party would field Chakma candidate in Chakma Autonomous District Council area, the party chief said they will not put up a candidate from the community.