AIZAWL, Sept 15 - Opposition Mizo National Front today lodged a police complaint against Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla�s brother, who is a former Minister, alleging that he indulged in corruption and misused his office.
MNF Legal Board chairman J Lalremruata Hmar lodged the complaint with SP, Anti-Corruption Bureau, John Zothansanga.
Lal Thanzara, against whom the FIR was lodged, said he is ready to face investigation. According to the FIR, former Minister of State for Health, Lal Thanzara, had 21.6 per cent shares in Sunshine Overseas Construction Company which bagged big contracts under the State PWD, which was under the Chief Minister, during 2008-2013 when he was a Parliamentary Secretary.
Lal Thanzara resigned from the Council of Ministers and also as member of the Assembly on August 18 over allegations of holding �office of profit.�
Hmar also alleged that Lal Thanzara, owner of the HP Food Industry, supplied crores of rupees worth high protein biscuits to the State Social Welfare department during his tenure as Parliamentary Secretary and Minister of State.
Talking to reporters, the MNF Legal Board chairman demanded that the Chief Minister, who holds Vigilance portfolio, give green signal to the Anti-Corruption Bureau for launching a probe into the allegation as he had earlier said his brother resigned �so that he could face fair investigation and inquiry�.
Lal Thanzara said he resigned as a Minister and a legislator as he thought allegations against him would embarrass the ruling Congress and the government.
Autumn session: The autumn session of the Mizoram Assembly has been summoned by the State Governor from October 6.
The session would stretch for 16 days while the actual sitting days would be 12, an official said.
The State annual budget for the current fiscal would be presented in the Assembly on October 9 by the Finance Minister Lalsawta which would be discussed by the House from October 14 and concluded on October 21.
Lalsawta, who had sought vote-on-account for two times � April to July and August to October, said that he would have to present the full budget as the State had been going on vote-on-accounts for more than half of the fiscal.
He said that he could not present the full State budget as there was absence on clarity on the plan outlay and also on sharing pattern of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and fund to be received from the North Eastern Council. � PTI