Guwahati: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who was on a day long visit to Mizoram on Friday, addressed a rally at Lunglei town. Modi also had a meeting with the BJP candidates and Joint NGO officials at Aizwal. Mizoram is the only Northeast state other than Sikkim where BJP is not in power.
The Prime Minister addressed a rally in the town of Lunglei where he slammed the Congress party saying they have taken advantage of the poor and delayed many projects which has made the people of Mizoram suffer. He commented on the prime policy of Congress in Mizoram, the NLUP which he said is not successful and implemented with partiality. The Prime Minister also accused the Congress of having a divide and rule policy which he said is the cause of the party losing its hold in the country.
He then proceeded to the state capital, Aizawl where he held a meeting with the Joint NGO Co-ordination and party candidates. Discussions were held regarding the Bru issue and the failed repatriation attempts, where the NGO's appealed to the Prime Minister to resolve the issue to which he responded that he will look into it after elections. The NGO's also spoke of their disappointment regarding the transfer of Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, the former Principal Home Secretary. They appealed to Modi to bring Lalnunmawia back in an even better position, even as the Chief Secretary to which Modi said he has positive hopes for the same.
The Prime Minister had changed his venue for addressing the people after threat by the Congress. While both parties had asked permission for the AR Ground, such was denied to the Congress and approved for the BJP party. The Congress party said unless both are denied or both are allowed, they will hold agitation which led to the PM changing his venue and programme.
After the meeting, Himanta Biswa Sharma spoke with the press where he confirmed suspicions of the party's plans on post-poll alliance saying they are ready to form a government with other parties such as ZPM, Congress and MNF and are in talks with friends from such parties everyday.