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Mizoram BJP to go solo in Lok Sabha polls and by-elections
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Mizoram BJP to go solo in Lok Sabha polls and by-elections

Party to constitute search committee to identify and prepare candidate names     

Henry L Khojol

Aizawl: At a time, when speculations are being made about the BJP joining hands with the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), which is a constituent of the BJP led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), are doing round in social media, state unit of the saffron party on Friday said it would go it alone in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and by-election to Aizawl West-I, a seat vacated by Zoram People’s Movement leader Lalduhoma to retain his Serchhip seat.

Mizoram has only one Lok Sabha seat. State BJP president Prof JV Hluna said that his party would field candidates for the upcoming two polls. The decision was taken at the party office bearers meeting on Thursday, he said.

According to him, a search committee will be constituted to identify and prepare candidate names. He said that the meeting has expressed confidence in Prime Minister led BJP government to retain power.

“It is with this belief that we are trying to project a Christian MP for sustainable development,” he said, adding that the Centre has promised them a cabinet if a candidate from Mizoram is elected.

BJP has opened its account in Mizoram by winning one out of 39 seats it contested in the state assembly polls held on November 28 last year.