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Congress Sees No Threat From BJP In Mizoram

Mizoram is the only state in the Northeast with a Congress government.

Congress Sees No Threat From BJP In Mizoram
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Congress Sees No Threat From BJP In Mizoram
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2018-10-19T21:02:17+05:30

In 2013, the BJP won 0.4 per cent of the vote share in the Mizoram assembly elections. Five years later, it’s hoping to be part of the government in the Northeast state. But then, the BJP has made “audacity” its middle name ever since its spectacular victory at the Centre in 2014. It has also mastered the art of snatching power from right under the nose of its opponents. For the record, Mizoram is the only state in the region with a Congress government.

And the regional Mizo National Front (MNF) appears to be the best bet for the BJP’s quest in Mizoram which goes to the polls on November 28. The MNF is part of the BJP-led forum of non-Congress parties, the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA). The party’s state president JV Hluna admitted that it might not be possible to beat the Congress alone but with the help of regional parties, Mizoram can get the desired change. “We are upbeat and sure of bringing a change in the state,” Hluna tells Outlook. Party president Amit Shah visited the state on October 17 and addressed an estimated 10,000 workers.

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