BJP to contest all 40 seats in Mizoram, says Amit Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party will field candidates in all the 40 assembly seats of Mizoram where polls are due on November 28.

Addressing a gathering in Aizwal on October 17, BJP president Amit Shah said that the Northeast state will celebrate Christmas under the BJP-led government in the state.

“People of Mizoram would celebrate the next Christmas in the state under the BJP-led state government. Congress would be voted out in the assembly polls,” he said while addressing party’s booth-level workers’ meet at R Dengthuama Indoor Stadium in Aizawl.

Shah, who came here after holding meetings with Assam party leaders and state chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati, said the BJP would field candidates in all the 40 constituencies on its own without alliance with opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) or the ruling Congress.

Blaming Congress “as a source of all corruption” and for perpetuating a dynastic rule, he asked the people to vote BJP for development and for ending corruption.

The BJP chief alleged that Congress government in Mizoram has not implemented many development schemes initiated by prime minister Narendra Modi.

“If BJP forms government in Mizoram, all 100-plus Central flagship programmes would be implemented successfully,” said the BJP leader who also inaugurated BJP’s state office, Atal Bhavan, in Aizawl.

Mizoram BJP state president John V Hluna, Nagaland deputy chief minister Y Patton, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma accompanied Shah.

Sarma, who is the convener of the BJP-led anti-Congress alliance, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), is the party’s in-charge for Mizoram elections.

BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav earlier announced that his party would likely field candidates in all the 40 assembly seats, but the party might forge an alliance with the like-minded parties in a post-poll scenario.

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