AIZAWL, Aug 24 - Close on the heels of Mizoram Health Minister Lal Thanzara submitting his resignation, Opposition Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) has demanded that Social Welfare Minister PC Lalthanliana should also step down.
ZNP vice president K Liantlinga alleged that a food company, owned by Thanzara, had supplied Rs 22.35-crore worth protein biscuits to Social Welfare department during 2008-2009 to 2014-2015.
Liantlinga said that the Health Minister, earlier a Parliamentary Secretary during 2008-2013 having assisted Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, filed affidavits during elections in 2008 and 2013 that he was the owner of the said food product company at Zuangtui, Aizawl.
The ZNP leader demanded that Lalthanliana should also step down as both were fit to be disqualified as legislators in accordance with the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
When contacted, Lalthanliana said, �There is no reason for me to resign because the contracts were awarded to the firms by the State purchase advisory body.� � PTI