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Mizoram will soon witness corruption free, pro-development govt: Amit Shah

ANI  |  Aizwal (Mizoram) [India] 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who has kick-started campaigning in poll-bound Mizoram, said that the state will soon witness a corruption free and a pro-development government in the state.

Addressing statewide booth level workers at Aizawl's R Dengthuama Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, the BJP chief said, "In Nagaland, Meghalaya, wherever BJP contested, it won. I am quite confident that the BJP will win the forthcoming state election and Mizoram will soon see a corruption free, the pro-development government in the state."

Shah, who also inaugurated the Mizoram BJP headquarters, announced that the party will contest all the 40 seats on its own. "We will not go with the Congress or the Mizo Front (MNF). We will fight all seats on the basis of the strength of our workers," he said. Shah also inducted senior Congress leader BD Chakma into the party.

Hitting out at the Congress, Shah said that poll-bound Mizoram has lots of possibilities in hydro-power and tourism but the Congress government failed on all fronts.

"Mizoram has lots of possibilities in hydro-power and tourism but Congress government failed on all fronts. The inefficiency of state government can be seen in the fact that let alone promoting new businesses, their corruption led to the closure of three existing PSUs," he said.

The BJP president further said that the next Christmas in Mizoram will be celebrated under the BJP's rule.

"After seeing so many of you here, I am reassured that the next Christmas Mizoram celebrates will be a Christmas under the BJP government," said Shah.

Mizoram is the only state in the entire North-East where the Congress is in power presently. The BJP has been reiterating that they would make all efforts to remove the Congress from power.

Single-phase Assembly polls in Mizoram will be held on November 28. Counting of votes will be done on December 11.

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First Published: Thu, October 18 2018. 06:55 IST