In another expected development ahead of the crucial Assembly election in Mizoram, former vice president of the state unit of the Congress, R Lalzirliana is all set to be inducted into the Mizo National Front (MNF) on Monday.
Lalzirliana resigned from Lal Thanhawla’s cabinet on September 14, three days after he was served a show cause notice by the party high command because of alleged anti-party activities.
He was later expelled from the party on September 17.
Lalzirliana also resigned as a legislator on Friday and finally decided to join the MNF.
In all likelihood, Lalzirliana will contest the ensuing Assembly polls on an MNF ticket from Tawi, the constituency he represented for four consecutive terms since 1998.
Meanwhile, the ruling Congress is in jeopardy after releasing names of 36 candidates out of the total 40 seats over selecting candidates in three autonomous district council areas for the 40-member state Assembly elections due to pressure from civil society organizations and internal differences.
Insiders revealed that the party could not finalize candidates in Tuichawng and and West Tuipui in Chakma council and in Lai area due to appeals from NGO Co-Ordination Committee, a conglomerate of major civil society organizations that no candidate belonging to Chakma community should be fielded this time.
Meanwhile, the Mara Autonomous District Congress Committee (MADCC) has asked the state Congress president Lal Thanhawla to take a decision based on the recommendation made by the MADCC nomination board.