Newmai News Network
Aizawl | September 7
Mizoram Chief Minister, Lal Thanhawla on Friday said the “Congress has been destined by God” to retain power in the upcoming assembly elections. Mizoram will go to poll at the end of this year.
Addressing a political session at Congress bhavan here on Friday, the five time Chief Minister who is also President of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) expressed confidence that his party would retain power.
“We have been destined by God to retain power,” he said. Thanhawla also said that “not only the Congress party workers did not leave us but the Congress has been blessed with many voters from other parties as well”.
Lashing out at other political parties, Lal Thanhawla said the former failed to bring development during their regimes. He then claimed that all the important infrastructure and permanent assets like railway track from Bairabi-Sairang, from where it will be extended to the southernmost part of the state upto Kawrpuichhuah and Lengpuir Airport, among others were build during Congress regime.
Lal Thanhawla then reiterated that his government will continue to disburse New Land Use Policy (NLUP) assistance to the needy beneficiaries despite opposition and criticism from opposition parties.
“We instruct all line departments to complete disbursement of NLUP assistance before the state assembly elections,” he said.
Citing that no opposition MLAs were ever be allowed to distribute the state’s flagship programme, Lal Thanhawla said they (opposition MLAs) must join Congress if they want to distribute NLUP assistance.
He also claimed that peace and tranquility has been restored after Congress led government was established.
“Insurgency problem has gone and many financial scams and fake banks have been erased in the state after the Congress came to power,” Lal Thanhawla further claimed. He further maintained that Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) is the fruit of Congress, and that, the opposition has done nothing to claim credit for it.