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BJP, MDF merge ahead of 2018 Mizoram assembly polls

Merger to counter Congress' rule in state and the Mara Autonomous District Council

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Representative image (Photo: Shutterstock)
Representative image (Photo: Shutterstock)

The and the Maraland Democratic Front(MDF) on Wednesday formally merged at a function held in southern Mizoram's Siaha town before the poll scheduled to be held next year.

The MDF dissolved the party and declared that the party has merged with the along with two of its members of Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC).

The MDF President M Laikaw said that the party has merged with the BJP, a national party, to counter the which ruled the state and the MADC.

The MDF had earlier formed alliance with the (MNF) and contested the 2008 and 2013 polls together.

The merger meeting was attended by state unit president John V Hluna and top MDF leaders, including its president M Laikaw.

First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 20:51 IST