Poaching of Congress' MLAs by BJP is my only concern: Mizoram CM Thanhawla

Only the political parties are seeing anti-incumbency working against my govt and the party; it is not there among the people, says CM Lal Thanhawla

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Lal Thanhawla

The longest-serving chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla, is facing a tough re-election after a decade. Aside from the likelihood of anti-incumbency sentiment, there is an extra edge to the battle. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s attempts at toppling his applecart by either poaching the winning MLA candidates of his party or trying to weaken his base among minority communities, are undoubtedly factors to consider. While BJP president Amit Shah has addressed election rallies only in the state’s minority areas, party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma campaigned in the ...