MNF forges alliance with MPC, MDF
Mizoram`s main Opposition party Mizo National Front (MNF) Tuesday inked pre-poll alliance with Mizoram People`s Conference (MPC) and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) for the state Assembly polls to be held on November 25.
Aizawl: Mizoram`s main Opposition party Mizo National Front (MNF) Tuesday inked pre-poll alliance with Mizoram People`s Conference (MPC) and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) for the state Assembly polls to be held on November 25.
As per the agreement reached between the three parties, the MNF would contest on 31 seats, the MPC eight seats and the MDF one seat.
The MPC would contest on Tuirial seat in Kolasib district, four seats -- Chalfilh, Aizawl North-I, Aizawl North-II and Aizawl East-I -- in Aizawl district, Champhai South in Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai district, Hrangturzo seat in central district of Serchhip and Lunglei East in south Mizoram`s Lunglei district.
The MDF would contest from one of the two seats in southernmost Mizoram`s Saiha district, the Palak seat.
Announcing the decision on the alliance at a press conference, MNF senior vice-president Tawnluia said the alliance was made by the three parties to form a true democratic government in the state, protect the people, land and religion and for all-round speedy development.
Tawnluia said that a joint campaign kick-off programme would be organised on Friday in Aizawl when the common candidates of the alliance might be announced and the campaign kick-off rally would be addressed by all the presidents of the three parties.
Leaders of the MNF, MPC and MDF accompanied Tawnluia in the crowded press conference.
The MNF and the MPC had forged alliance in 1998 and stormed to power by defeating the Congress which was ruling the state for two consecutive terms since 1989.
The MNF then won from 22 seats and MPC bagged 11 seats while the then ruling Congress managed to win only in 6 seats and the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla lost from Serchhip, his home turf.