AIZAWL: assured that the Congress can retain power in Mizoram, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla same on Mon the BJP can have to be compelled to wait another 5 years to open its account within the state and alleged the saffron party was making an attempt to “buy” votes with cash power.
In associate interview to PTI, the nine-time MLA Thanhawla conjointly alleged that the BJP is making an attempt to shop for votes of Chakma and Bru communities by taking their leaders to Guwahati and “brainwashing them with RSS ideology”.
“As a ruling party within the Centre, they must try and open their account in Mizoram, that they need not been ready to do up to now. they’re most welcome, however i’d advise them to not try and spoil the Mizo individuals with cash power. cash has ne’er compete any role in Mizoram. Election in Mizoram is most free, honest and peaceful,” he said.
Talking concerning the high-decibel campaign by the BJP within the last ten days, adult male Thanhawla same, “Empty pots or bottles sound the loudest” and foretold that the saffron party is unlikely to induce one seat within the 40-member Assembly going for polls on Wednesday.
During the election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit sovereign and union ministers Rajnath Singh and Jitendra Singh have launched a blistering attack on the Congress regime within the state, blaming it for under-development of Capitol Hill state.
The four-time chief minister, WHO is fighting for the third consecutive term, adult male Thanhawla, however, same he fears the BJP might try and repeat a Nagaland or a Meghalaya reasonably scenario, however they’ll not achieve success.
On chance of the Congress MLAs being boiled once the results, he said: “They (BJP) can try and try this, however they’ll not be ready to poach Congress MLAs. as a result of no Mizo could be a purchasable goods.”
When asked concerning Mizoram BJP President J V Hluna’s accusation that adult male Thanhawla had contacted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to hitch the BJP, the senior Congress leader same, “He is in his dreams. These allegations square measure a part of his fancy. And lies don’t have legs, they fall. this can be in the buff lie. Liars don’t survive in Mizoram politics.”
Talking to PTI, adult male Hluna had earlier same, “Lal Thanhawla himself, before this election, and his followers had contacted the central leadership (of the BJP) to merge the full Congress, rather like the Arunachal Pradesh. They were involved with them… i do know that he had contacted Rajnath Singh.”
The Congress has been in power in Mizoram since 2008 and is eyeing the third consecutive term. In 2013 assembly elections, the Congress won thirty four seats, whereas the most opposition party Mizo National Front (MNF) got 5 and Mizoram People’s Conference bagged one.
Congress and therefore the MNF square measure going no stones right-side-up to woo the voters, whereas BJP has launched a spirited campaign to induce power during this strategically necessary North japanese state sandwiched between Burma and Bangladesh with the party’s national president Amit sovereign declaring that Christmas are celebrated in Mizoram beneath the BJP rule this Gregorian calendar month.
Mizoram is being seen by the BJP leaders because the “final frontier” in its ‘Congress-free North East’ campaign because the party has already secured power in province, Tripura, state and Arunachal Pradesh, besides change of integrity the ruling coalitions in Meghalaya and Nagaland.