AIZAWL, Oct 19 - Kicking off the party�s poll campaign in poll-bound Mizoram, BJP national president Amit Shah said his party would contest all the 40 seats in the State in the November 28 elections on its own.
Shah said: �We will contest all the 40 seats and not forge an alliance with the Mizo National Front.� The MNF is the BJP�s ally in the North East Democratic Alliance. �We will set up units across the State,� he said during his visit to the State on Wednesday.
Shah expressed the confidence that Mizoram would be the 20th State in India and the eighth in the North East under the BJP rule. �I am confident that Mizoram will celebrate the next Christmas under the BJP Government,� he said.
Addressing a booth-level workers meet at the R Dengthuama Hall here, Shah took a dig at the �corrupt and dynastic rule� of the Congress in the North Eastern State.
Shah alleged that the Congress Government in Mizoram refused to implement the numerous schemes meant for the poor because if it had done so, the people would have praised Modi.
�Give the Congress Government a chance till November 28. After that, you will bid farewell to corruption and let in the Narendra Modi Government�s schemes for the uplift of the people,� he said to thunderous claps.
Shah said the Central Government sanctioned more than Rs 4,000 crore to Mizoram during the last four years. �I am shocked to see Mizoram still lags behind the rest of India despite such a huge amount of money sanctioned,� he said. �All we have got from the Congress Government is corruption and dynasty,� he said, accusing Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla of preparing his younger brother and minister Lal Thanzara to be his successor.
Shah said that the huge potential that Mizoram has in tourism, power and horticulture sectors remained untapped under the Congress rule.
�Give one chance to the BJP and the State will stop importing power from other States; instead it will produce surplus power,� he said. Mizoram will also be made a tourism hub, he added.
Attacking the Congress Government on the poor condition of roads, Shah blamed it on Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and his younger brother, Lal Thanzara, who looks after the PWD.
The BJP national president inducted into the party former Congress minister Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma, who resigned from the State Assembly on Tuesday, former IPS officer Vanupa Zathang and several other tribal leaders.
After addressing the booth-level members� conference, Shah inaugurated the State BJP office named the Atal Bhavan at the Upper Republic neighbourhood.
BJP national secretaries Ram Lal and Ram Madhav were also present on the occasion.