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The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday granted recognition to the newly floated political party – People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM).

This was announced by the party president Vanlalruala in Aizawl on Thursday.

Interacting with the media, the party president said that his party began its career as an NGO or anti-corruption watchdog in 2006.

He further said that the group has tried its best as an NGO to eradicate corruption from Mizoram, all efforts turned futile bacuse of several hurdles.

So, it had finally decided to turn it into a political party. He further disclosed that the decision to transform the anti-corruption watchdog NGO into a political party was taken at a conference held on March 22 last year in Aizawl.

Vanlalruala, however, reiterated that their crusade against corruption will continue even as a political party.

“We hope we can work better as a political party than being an NGO to achieve our goal of eradicating corruption and other malpractices in the State,” he said.

Lambasting the present Congress government in the State, he said that it has totally failed in ‘financial management’.

He further alleged that the annual Budget recently passed in the State Assembly has no provision for the welfare and development of the general public.

Vanlalruala also hit out at the State Government saying the government has completely ignored the welfare of the students’ community by cutting down allocation for scholarship.

He also said the party will field ten candidates during the upcoming Assembly elections later this year.

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