AIZAWL, Oct 26 - Mizoram Chief Minister and State PCC chief Lal Thanhawla today said the Congress has broken away from the Congress-BJP coalition government in the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) ahead of the crucial Mizoram Assembly polls.
The move was an apparent attempt to distance Congress from BJP, which is seen as a communal party in Mizoram where forming alliance with it can have adverse impact on the majority Christian voters.
As elections on April 20 to the 19 of the 20 seats of the CADC delivered a hung result, the Congress that had six members formed an alliance with BJP that had five members. Initially, the MNF with eight members had sought to form an alliance with the BJP.
Addressing Congress party workers at a political session in the Congress Bhavan here, Lal Thanhawla said that his party had agreed to have ties with the BJP members of district council (MDC) as they were all former Congressmen.
He said that internal bickering among the BJP MDCs with intention to overthrow chief executive member Shanti Jiban Chakma, who was inducted in the CADC top post on May 4, 2018, resulted in the failure of the coalition.
Lal Thanhawla accused the BJP of trying to form a government by proxy in Mizoram in the coming election to the 40-member State Assembly to be held in November.
He said that the MNF and the BJP were working together hand in hand in the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and the former has been working for the interest of the saffron party.
He alleged that the BJP would be indulging in legislator poaching after the State Assembly polls.
�I do not know exactly where, but the BJP have been stashing money inside the premises of the headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force or the Assam Rifles in order to use it for buying elected legislators after the election,� Lal Thanhawla alleged.