Aizawl, Nov 4: Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) president Lalduhoma said the NDA’s rule is crucial and a must if Aizawl is to be developed and made a smart city.
Addressing a party meeting held today to mark the announcement of candidate for the coming bypoll and AMC polls, Lalduhoma said the ZNP-BJP’s candidates would contest the upcoming AMC polls as NDA constituent. “The rule of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is crucial in order to develop Aizawl and achieve the credential for smart city as being selected by Narendra Modi led Central Government”, he said.
He added that the NDA government, if voted to power, will introduce certain new projects for allocation of more development fund from the centre besides the actual amount being allotted to AMC. The centre allots Rs 14.15 crore to AMC which according to Lalduhoma would be supplemented by additional fund which would be received through various projects.
He said that the ZNP and BJP would fight as the NDA’s constituent and it was not a new forged alliance but has been continuing since 2014 when 8 regional parties and opposition parties including MNF, MPC, ZNP and BJP joined hands together and fought as NDA alliance in Hrangturzo bypoll and Lok Shabha elections. “There is nothing to criticize where to buy neurontin about the alliance as some people did”, he said, adding that Delhi will be excited to hear the alliance.
He lauded the NDA’s candidates who despite being obstructed and resisted by other parties due to jealousy, took a bold step to join the election as the alliance’s candidates.
Alleging main opposition party the Mizo National Front (MNF) and Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) of betraying the alliance, Lalduhoma said, “While we were expecting to jointly fight as NDA alliance, the two had parted their way as MNF deciding to go it alone and MPC joining hands with the ruling Congress”.
Citing that the ZNP-BJP alliance as stronger than expected, Lalduhoma said there was strong bond of mutual understanding and flexibility between the two parties. “No jealousy or frustration was witnessed while selecting candidates. Notwithstanding the party which he or she belong, we selected the candidate of whom we think was having more chance of winning”, he said.
The ZNP and BJP, which forged pre-poll alliance under the banner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today announced 19 candidates to contest the coming election to Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC), including seven women in fray. ZNP would field in 14 wards while BJP would be contesting in 5 wards.