Aizawl: BJP Mizoram unit president Prof JV Hluna on Monday accused rival candidates of making fake promises, which they would not be able to fulfill, to woo voters.
Speaking to reporters at the BJP office here, Hluna alleged that rival candidates had promised the people as if they could do everything like development projects, employment generation, acquiring additional fund apart from MP fund, among others, during campaign trail.
“The candidates, who are novices and not even politicians, were insulting former Lok Sabha members and veteran politicians from the state when they made statements as if they could do everything for the state,” he said.
Of the six candidates in fray for the lone Lok Sabha seat, only the BJP nominee Nirupam Chakma is believed to have a gamut of political experience, while the rest five candidates are new entrants and virtually have no political background.
Former veteran Congress leader Nirupam Chakma had successfully contested assembly polls for five terms between 1987 and 2008 and became a minister in the erstwhile Lal Thanhawla’s cabinet for two term. He is also the first minister from Chakma community in Mizoram. Chakma was denied Congress ticket in the 2013 assembly polls. He quit Congress and joined BJP in 2015.
The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) nominee C. Lalrosanga, who is a retired Director General of Doordarshan, Zoram People’s Movement(ZPM)- Congress combine candidate Lalnghinglova Hmar, a journalist and young leader and independent candidate Lalhriatrenga Chhangte are new entrants.
The newly floated People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) party nominee TBC Lalvenchhunga and independent candidate Lalthlamuani had unsuccessfully contested the assembly polls in November last year.
Taking out a dig at ZPM-Congress nominee Lalnghinglova Hmar, Hluna said he was trying to expose himself as more efficient than the sitting Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members from the state CL Ruala and Ronald Sapa Tlau when he allegedly said he would implement the border trade centres in Champhai and Tlabung town in Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh, if he was elected to Lok Sabha.
Hmar had also said that there are more funds to be acquired apart from normal MP fund, Hluna alleged.
The BJP president also alleged that Hmar was wasting his time by stating that he would opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, for which he became a candidate supported by ZPM and Congress.
“The CAB has already lapsed in the parliament and even if re-introduced, it will either has a provision for Northeast or the region will be exempted from the purview of the bill,” Hluna said quoting Minister of State Kiran Rijiju and BJP president Amit Shah.
He also blamed MNF nominee Lalrosanga for allegedly making a statement that he will have more opportunity to serve God, if he was elected to Lok Sahba. “Being an MP is not an opportunity to extend God’s ministry but rather serving the country and the nation,” he said.
He also blamed rival candidates for allegedly spreading false propaganda that the BJP is trying to establish Hindu kingdom in the country.
Hluna said that they have complete faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thier party candidate Nirupam Chakma for development of the state. He was confident that the BJP would retain power at the Centre.