Aizawl: The Mizo National Youth Front (MNYF) on Wednesday heaped praise on the Mizo National Front government headed by chief minister Zoramthanga.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Aizawl, MNYF vice-president Lalremruata Chhangte said the MNF government has ushered in development in a speedy manner after assuming power on December 15 last year.
Heaping praise on chief minister Zoramthanga, Chhangte said the order directing Assam Rifles to shift its battalion headquarters from the heart of Aizawl to Zokhawsang was issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs due to steps taken by the chief minister.
He said that shifting of Assam Rifles headquarters from Aizawl was a long pressing demand of the people.
He said that the MNF government led by its founder president Laldenga had demanded shifting of the battalion headquarters back in 1978 and Rs 92.59 lakh was given to Assam Rifles as compensation.
When the MNF led by Zoramthanga came to power in 1998, it took massive effort to shift Assam Rifles headquarters from Aizawl and over Rs 140 crore was released by the MHA for this purpose, he said.
He alleged that the order directing AR to shift its battalion headquarters could not be executed after the MNF lost state assembly election to Congress in 2008.
On February 19, the MHA issued a notification directing Assam Rifles to shift its battalion headquarters by May 31.
Chhangte said that the state government is taking effort to pass a new legislation to replace The Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition & Control) Act, 2014 and impose prohibition on sales of alcohol.
Sticking to its pre-poll promises, the MNF government headed by chief minister Zoramthanga had ordered closure of nine liquor shops run by government agencies just 3 day after assuming power, he said.
The youth wing vice president also said that the government gave priority to repairing road across the state. He said that many roads in the state were repaired and resurfaced in just two months after the MNF assume power.
He said that the deplorable condition of roads had caused enormous problems in the state owing to which the MNF has vowed in its manifesto to repair roads if it comes to power.
Chhangte also claimed that the government was quick to fulfill its pre-poll promises by changing school timing and scrapping blood processing fee much to the relief of the public.
He said that the MNF has strongly opposed to the existing school timing introduced by Lal Thanhawla led Congress government in 2015 as it immensely disturbed the traditional routine of the Mizos.
He further alleged that blood pressing fee charged by the Congress government has caused inconvenience to many low income families.