AIZAWL, April 10 - Corruption watchdog-turned-political party PRISM (People�s Representatives for Identity and Status of Mizoram) today announced the first batch of 10 candidates for the election to the 40 seats of Mizoram Assembly slated for this year-end.
PRISM president Vanlalruata said his party will contest from all the 40 seats of the state Assembly constituencies, and the remaining 40 candidates will be announced in due course. PRISM is the first political party in Mizoram to announce candidates for the Assembly polls.
PRISM president Vanlalruata said his party is promising change in the state administration. �We will form the government and the people will see change that we have promised. This change will begin from announcement of candidates and election campaign. The people will witness our difference from other parties,� he said.
Formed as People�s Right to Information and Development Implementing Society of Mizoram (PRISM) in 2006, the organisation was turned into a political party and was rechristened as People�s Representatives for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) this year.
On the organisation Vanlalruata said, �We have been trying to steer the government to the right path since the last 11 years, but we have failed. As we have failed to reform the government from outside, now the time has come , we must form government.� He blamed both the ruling and the Opposition parties of lacking real interest in trying to have corruption-free popular government that addresses the needs of the people.