AIZAWL, Aug 16 - Three minor political parties of Mizoram have forged a pre-poll alliance for the State Assembly elections, due next year. The parties are Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), Mizoram People�s Conference (MPC) and newly-formed Zoram Exodus Movement, ZEM convener K Sapdanga said today.
He said, they were also holding talks with non-political associations, comprising people who were dissatisfied with the ruling Congress Government and the former Mizo National Front (MNF) rule. �We have been holding talks with six groups and the final decision might be made by next week,� he said.
He said, they wanted to build a Third Front for forming a non-Congress and non-MNF Government in Mizoram. Sapdanga said that the three parties signed the agreement to form the alliance in Aizawl yesterday for election to the 40-member State Assembly, due in 2018.
While Mizoram, which became a Union Territory in 1972 and a full-fledged State in 1987, had a Congress Government for over 20 years, the MNF had ruled the State for over 10 years. � PTI