Aizawl: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM)-Congress combine nominee Lalnghinglova Hmar on Saturday said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be a decisive battle between the BJP, its allies and the non-BJP parties.
Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination for the polls, Hmar said there is currently an intense fight between the UPA and NDA at the Centre and for Mizoram the upcoming polls will be a war between non-BJP parties and BJP’s ally Mizo National Front (MNF).
He warned that voting MNF means indirectly voting for the BJP or Narendra Modi as the upcoming polls is not confined to Mizoram alone. He alleged that the BJP government was not safe for other religious minorities especially the Christians.
Hmar said that he was contesting the polls as independent backed by the ZPM and Congress. He expressed confidence that he would win the polls as he is the people’s candidate and that he stand for the entire state and the people.
“I feel more confident due to the support I received from the people after touring villages and towns across the state,” he said.
Hmar, who is now 42, said Mizoram will usher in a new era as it will have the first ever youngest MP from its soil after the election. He said that apart from opposing Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, he will give priority to improving connectivity between Mizoram and Delhi, youths and farmers development.
He said that he will work for the upliftment of farmers and welfare of the youths. “There are a lot to be done four out state. I will try my best to develop this land by strengthening ties with Delhi and building friendship with others. I hope we can get more fund for our state apart from MP fund,” he said.
Hmar also said that he wanted to take the ‘Look East Policy’ on the bigger scale as a remote state like Mizoram will immensely benefit from the policy when fully implemented.
According to election officials, another independent candidate Lalthlamuani also filed her nomination papers on Saturday.