No to BJP, says Mizoram CM
Mizoram chief minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Tuesday said his party had never supported the BJP.
He said the MNF had come under severe attacks by rival parties during almost 60 years of its existence.
Founded by former chief minister Laldenga in 1961, the MNF, which spearheaded a secessionist movement for 20 years, later turned into a political party after signing the historic Mizo Peace Accord in 1986. The party will turn 58 in October this year.
At an event to pay tribute to 17 Mizo martyrs — who had laid down their lives during insurgency — at Vanapa Hall here on Tuesday, Zoramthanga said: “Our rivals attack us and make baseless allegations, but the MNF has never supported or become part of the saffron party.”