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Rev Zaichhawna’s group disown its candidate

Lalramdingngheti

Aizawl: A spiritual political group called ‘Lalpa Chhiahhlawh Intelkhawm’ or ‘Group of the Lord’s Servants’ led by Zaichhawna Hlawndo on Thursday disowns one of its candidate Lalramdingngheti and distances itself from the recent speeches made by the latter.

In a press release issued in Aizawl, ‘Lalpa Chhiahhlawh Intelkhawm’ said that whatever was said by Lalramdingngheti while campaigning in Dampa and Mamit assembly constituencies where she is contested, was not acknowledged and approved by the group.

Lalramdingngheti’s video of election speech which went viral in social media has been slammed by cross sections of the society. She reportedly said before a section of Bru community that the Mizo people regard them as sub human beings and look down upon them as their servants.

She said that she was selected by God to emancipate the minority Bru community.  

The group’s press release said that she had already apologised before the meeting of the group and was told to take utmost care in what she is going to say in her campaign.

‘Lalpa Chhiahhlawh Intelkhawm’ fields a group of 17 independent candidates and is contesting in 21 assembly seats. Four of them are contesting in 2 seats each. 

Young Mizo Association (YMA) Mamit sub-headquarters submitted a complaint to the Mamit Police Station on Wednesday alleging that Lalramdingngheti’s speech was a hate speech which can trigger communal enmity.

Her speech is not only a hate speech that is regarded as punishable under the law of the land, but also against the election guidelines, they said. 

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