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Ex-health Minister of Mizoram Lalrinliana Sailo Quits Congress

Lalrinliana Sailo

The Mizoram political scenario has repeatedly been suffering from one after another blow and the latest is the announcement to quit of senior Congress leader and sitting MLA Lalrinliana Sailo. As expressed by reliable sources, this extreme decision of the political leader came as a result of his discontentment with the party leadership. Notably, Sailo had left his party bare during his tour to his native village Khawhai.

While announcing his quit from the party, Sailo also revealed that he had already been removed from Congress legislature party. He said that the party high command was looking for someone else to contest from Tuichang constituency on Congress ticket.

Sailo has, however, not disclosed what his next move would be after leaving the party. But reliable sources have leaked that he would contest from Chalfilh constituency on Mizo National Front (MNF) ticket. Moreover, Sailo is seen to have asked his loyalists to vote for the party candidate during his address to the voters in his home constituency on Saturday. This makes many clouds of doubt clear.

Although Sailo’s decision of joining the MNF is not clear, his big decision of moving out of the Congress party has certainly worked as boosting news for the opposition.

Sailo says, “During our campaigns our party leadership promised Khawzawl district, but our government has totally declined the formation of Khawzawl district, as an elected legislator from the constituency, I accept that the government’s failure is my failure, and looking at the present political scenario of Tuichang constituency, my future is doomed already, I have made my decision to quit from the Congress party and my MLA’s post.”

Sailo was in the health minister’s post during 2008-2013 and had a bright record of being elected for three consecutive terms from 2003.