Anti-congress alliance ahead of Assembly elections in Mizoram

Aizawl, August 16: With the state Assembly elections approaching in 2018 in Mizoram, three minor political parties have forged a pre-poll alliance. The Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), Mizoram People Confernce (MPC) and the newly formed Zoram Exodus Movement are heading towards an alliance said ZEM convener K Sapdanga today.

K Sapdanga also mentioned that they has been in contact with non-political associations and people dissatisfied with the ruling Congress government and the former Mizo National Front (MNF) rule asking them to join the alliance.

“We have been holding talks with six groups and the final decision might be made by next week,” Sapdanga said.

He also said that the alliance wants to build a Third Front for forming a non-Congress and non-MNF government in Mizoram.

The three parties signed an agreement to form the alliance in Aizawl yesterday for election to the 40-member state Assembly, due in 2018.

While Mizoram, which became a union territory in 1972 and a full-fledged state in 1987, had a Congress government for over 20 years, the MNF had ruled the state for over 10 years.