“Cong may form post-poll alliance with like-minded parties in Mizoram”

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Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Sunday said that his party (Congress) has intended to form a post-poll alliance with like-minded political parties.

The state Congress to form government with the help of like-minded parties, but not with their BJP and MNF.

With just three days left for the Mizoram Assembly elections, Lal Thanhawla claimed that such a situation will not arise as the Congress will get full majority on its own.

In Mizoram, support of 21 MLAs is needed to form a Government in the 40-member Assembly, which is going to polls on November 28 and the counting will take place on December 11.

“If like-minded parties come to me and want to support my leadership, then they may (be) welcomed,” Thanhawla told PTI.

Asked with whom the Congress is comfortable to form an alliance, he said, “I don’t know at this moment. But certainly not the BJP, certainly not the MNF. Let the time come.”

The CM quite confident that Congress will continue to be in power and it will hold the fort for the Congress (in North East).

It may be mentioned that a couple of days ago, convener of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma said that “BJP may form alliance in Mizoram if needed”

Thanhawla said there is no difference in the campaign this time compared to that in previous two terms as big crowds can be seen in party meetings and “large number” of people are joining the Congress.

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