Aizawl: Mizoram’s main opposition party, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), on Monday submitted a fresh application to state chief electoral officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra, seeking his intervention into the alleged violation of model code of conduct by the Mizo National Front (MNF)-led state government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls held on April 11.
The application submitted by the vigilance department of ZPM was received by joint CEO H Lianzela, as Kundra was on leave.
The ZPM in its application submitted to Lianzela re-appealed to take massive effort in investigating the violation of model code of conduct by the ruling party headed by chief minister Zoramthanga over alleged renewal of lottery contract with four distributors.
Meanwhile, ZPM alleged that the complaint lodged by its legislature party leader Lalduhoma before the Lok Sabha polls remained non-pursued.
Earlier, in a complaint filed by Lalduhoima, he sought the intervention of the CEO for its intervention into the violation of the model code of conduct by the state government.
The ZPM chief had alleged that the state government, ahead of Lok Sabha polls, renewed contract with four lottery distributors, namely, Teesta Distributors, NV International, Summit Online Trade Solution and E-Cool Gaming Solution, without floating fresh tenders citing clear violation of model code of conduct.
“The contracts of several lottery draws to the firms were already suspended by the erstwhile Congress government in July last year in the wake of massive agitation launched by the MNF,” he added
However, the state government has denounced the allegation saying lottery contracts were renewed due to a high court ruling after the four distributors filed petitions.