Congress faces tough challenge in Mizoram Assembly polls

AIZAWL: After being in power for 2 consecutive terms, internal squabbles and anti-incumbency issue are making the location tricky for the Congress in Mizoram which is anticipated to stand a tough challenge from the Mizo National Front within the upcoming Assembly polls. Mizoram is going to poll on November 28.

Chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday alleged that his former cupboard colleagues R Lalzirliana and Lalrinliana Sailo had been "corrupt" when they had been ministers.

Lalzirliana, who was once the state house minister, resigned on September 14 after he was once served a display motive understand via the Congress' Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC). He was once expelled from the birthday party on September 17.

The contemporary resignation of former minister Lalrinliana Sailo from the Congress is also observed as a big setback for the ruling birthday party.

Thanhawla additionally hit out at Aizawl soccer club president Robert Romawia Royte, who just lately joined the MNF, pronouncing lawsuits can be initiated against him referring to allegations of over Rs 200 crore graft whilst in govt carrier.

Royte, popularly known as 'Triple R', will contest the Assembly poll from Aizawl East-II seat against state Finance Minister Lalsawta.

Sources within the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said though just a few other folks have left the birthday party, cracks have began to appear in its ranks and record.

"The mood within the party is clear from the fact that its nomination committee has failed to make any decision till the announcement of poll date on Saturday, while the MNF has already made public the list of candidates for at least 98 per cent of the seats," they said.

The Congress was once defeated via the MNF and the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) combine in 1998. At that point, then leader minister Lal Thanhawla didn't make it to the state legislature as he was once defeated in his house turf, Serchhip, via K Thangzuala of the MNF.

The Congress returned to power in 2008 via bagging 32 seats and again in 2013 via profitable 34 seats within the 40-member Assembly.

MNF vice chairman R Lalthangliana has claimed that many Congress staff would quickly go away the ruling birthday party following the footsteps of Lalzirliana and Sailo as they've to abandon the "sinking ship" being steered via Lal Thanhawla.

Lalthangliana claimed that power battle throughout the Congress reached its climax and lots of of its staff would join the MNF.
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