MPC decides to support Congress in Assembly by-election

The Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) on Tuesday said it would support the ruling Congress candidate Lal Thanzara in the by-election to the Aizawl North - III Assembly seat.

Aizawl: The Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) on Tuesday said it would support the ruling Congress candidate Lal Thanzara in the by-election to the Aizawl North - III Assembly seat.

The by-election is slated to be held on November 21.

The by-poll in the prestigious seat was necessitated by the resignation of Health Minister Lal Thanzara on August 18 last.

Lal Thanzara, younger brother of state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, had to resign following opposition allegation that he held more than 21 percent shares in a construction company which bagged crores of rupees worth road construction contract by the state government among other charges.

Lal Thanzara denied the allegations, but resigned stating that the allegations had caused embarrassment to the government and the Congress party. 

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