Aizawl: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM)-Congress campaign chairman and sitting Congress MLA Zodintluanga on Tuesday said rival Mizo National Front (MNF) is in complete trouble and confusion as the campaign trial for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and assembly by-polls gained momentum.
He said the ruling MNF lacked courtesy and did not follow norms while campaigning for the elections.
“The MNF is not well-organised and has lost its conscience. The party workers were keen on leveling baseless allegations against ZPM-Congress nominees than talking about what they can contribute for the development of the state,” Zodintluanga said while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.
He asked the MNF to refrain from mud-slinging politics and leveling baseless allegations against ZPM-Congress nominee Lalnghinglova Hmar to mislead the people.
The Congress leader alleged that the alliance nominee Hmar has been severely attacked by their rival MNF on his personal matter to spoil his reputation.
He said that the MNF workers did not know how to comment about its candidate- that how far he will be good for the state but instead indulged on attacking Hmar personally because they were apprehensive that he (Hmar) will won the polls.
“I urge the MNF workers not to make baseless allegations against ZPM-Congress nominee on his personal matter but instead should talk about how far its candidate C. Lalrosanga has contributed for Mizoram and Mizo society,” he said.
Zodintluanga, who was sports minister in the erstwhile Lal Thanhawla’s cabinet, slammed MNF nominee Lalrosanga for equating Congress’ 10 years rule with MNF’s three months rule in term of development.
He said that several assets such as Tuirial Hydro Electric Power project near Assam border, medical college at Falkawn in Aizawl district, engineering college at Pukpui village in Lunglei district and horticulture college at Thenzawl village in Serchhip district were not possible to be set up just within three months.
Accusing the MNF of failing to make its stance clear, Zodintluanga said it is still part of NDA as it is the constituent member of NEDA.
He said that the MNF nominee will sit on the bench of those parties, that vouch for Citizenship bill, if he is elected.
The Congress leader also alleged that the MNF used implementation of three new districts as vote bank.
He said that the government has only passed vote on account and was yet to allocate fund for functioning of the districts after passing regular budget.