Aizawl: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that, if voted to power in Mizoram, the Centre will ensure passage of an amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, providing more power to the autonomous district councils of the state.
The senior BJP leader announced this while addressing an election rally at Siaha in Mizoram on Friday. “If the two BJP nominees in the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) are elected to power, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre will be able to push for an amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to ensure more autonomy to the district councils.”
MADC, one of the three autonomous district councils within the state, has its headquarters in Siaha. Under the Sixth Schedule, the Constitution gives special provisions to the administration of tribal areas in the four Northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura.
Coming down heavily on the Congress-led government in the state, Singh said that it had not done anything to bring about development in the state.
The BJP leader further alleged that the present government in the state has failed miserably in both counts of development and governance. “It’s really unfortunate that the present Congress-led regime in the state has failed miserably in both the counts of development and governance. I must say that the present regime has failed to take any development measures in last 10 years,” he alleged.
The union home minister further said that the BJP, if voted to power, would upgrade the road infrastructure in the state within six months.
“The BJP, if elected to power, will build highways and mend roads in the state within six months. The poll-bound state probably has the worst road infrastructure in the country even after a decade of Congress rule,” Singh said.