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BJP dares MNF to leave NDA

Aizawl: Mizoram BJP unit on Tuesday dared the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) to leave the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) saying that ruling party will not have the courage to leave the alliance.

Spokesperson of the BJP Mizoram Pradesh K. Laldinthara alleged in the press conference at Aizawl that while some MNF leaders have been threatening to leave the NDA, they will not dare to do so and the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) is also desirous to join the anti-Congress alliance.

“Chief Minister Zoramthanga and other ministers have been talking about snapping ties with the NDA, but they will not dare to do so. So, let them not try to cheat the people of Mizoram with their threats,” Laldinthara said.

Accusing the MNF leadership of having double faces, the BJP spokesperson alleged that whenever Union Ministers visited the state, the ministers used to make a plethora of pleas for financial assistance.

The MNF is a strong pro-NDA in Delhi, but opposing the BJP in state politics, he said.

Though MNF is a constituent of the BJP-led NDA as well as the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the lone BJP legislator sits in the opposition in the state legislature as the saffron party continues to be a pariah in the Christian-dominated state.

“The ZPM is also making attempts to ally with the saffron party in the coming state assembly polls and we have a voice recording of one of the party leaders,” he claimed, adding that there are some regional party leaders who had hold talks with the state or the central BJP leadership.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga recently made a statement that the MNF is not afraid of the NDA and the alliance was based on development and issue-based.

He reiterated the ruling party’s strong opposition to the proposed legislation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and its implementation in the country as it will be detrimental to the tradition, culture and religion practices of the Mizo people.

The two Members of Parliament – C. Lalrosanga (Lok Sabha) and K. Vanlalvena (Rajya Sabha) had also raised their opposition to the proposed legislation and implementation of the UCC.

They also have demanded discussion in the Parliament on the Manipur crisis on a daily basis and had even skipped meeting of the NDA MPs recently.

Meanwhile, ZPM leader and chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma has categorically said that the party will not have pre-poll alliance with the BJP. 

However, he did not want to make any comments when journalists asked him whether the ZPM will join hands with the saffron party in the event of a hung assembly in the coming state assembly elections.

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