AIZAWL, Jan 22 � The Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) today took out rallies across Mizoram demanding resignation of the Congress Government led by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla. The MNF was protesting hike in the prices of rice sold through PDS by 58 per cent, steep increase in tariff of water, power and land taxes and the government�s decision to lift prohibition. A rally was held in Aizawl and in all other seven district headquarters and towns like Tlabung, Hnahthial, Lungsen, Saitual, Khawzawl and Chawngte.
In a memorandum submitted to Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi after the rally in Aizawl, the MNF urged for gubernatorial intervention in the present state of affairs, which, they described was causing immense hardship and burden to the common people. Addressing the rally in Aizawl, senior vice president of MNF Tawnluia warned of more agitations unless the government rolled back its decisions.
�We would go to any extent to safeguard the interests of the common people,� the former �Army Chief� of the erstwhile underground MNF said. � PTI