MNF Zoramthanga accused ZPM get money from BJP before polls

MNF Zoramthanga accused ZPM get money from BJP before polls

Aizawl: Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga, has made shocking allegations against the opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and its alleged links with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2023 Mizoram elections.
Zoramthanga, asserted that the ZPM had allegedly received financial assistance from the BJP before the state elections last year.
Additionally, he claimed that Chief Minister Lalduhoma had spoken to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma with the intention of aligning the ZPM with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
“The ZPM wanted the MNF to sever ties with the NDA to pave way for their inclusion in the alliance,” said Zormathanga, who is also a former Mizoram chief minister.

Expressing his party’s stance against the NDA, Zoramthanga emphasized that despite being a part of the alliance, the MNF consistently opposed the central government on matters concerning minority interests and the welfare of Mizoram.

“The NDA perceives the MNF as a hindrance because of our vocal opposition to its policies. Unlike the MNF, the ZPM would not be able to voice dissent against the NDA,” he remarked.

Zoramthanga also disclosed an incident involving Union Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging that Shah relented on his push to withdraw Mizoram Police from the inter-state border during a dispute with Assam only after Zoramthanga threatened resignation as Chief Minister.

In contrast, Lalduhoma, the Chief Minister and leader of the ZPM, had previously stated that his party would maintain independence from any national political alliances. He argued that regional parties like the ZPM cannot effectively represent their constituents and make autonomous decisions on crucial matters if aligned with either the BJP-led or Congress-led blocs at the national level.

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