The BJP in Mizoram on Friday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections scheduled to be held later this year.

The BJP released names of candidates for 8 Municipal seats during the inauguration of the party office in Aizawl.

Speaking on the occasion, Mizoram BJP president Vanlalhmuaka said the saffron party will contest all the 19 AMC seats.

Names of candidates for the remaining seats will soon be announced soon, he said.

Vanlalhmuaka said, “BJP stands for the development of the people and relied on the motto ‘Sabka  Saath Sabka Vikas’ (together for everyone’s growth)”.

“The BJP will work for the development of everyone and the State,” he added.

Taking a dig at the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) and Congress, the State BJP President said that both the parties have ruled the state for more than 35 years but nothing big was achieved during their regimes.

He alleged that both the Congress and the MNF have undermined the aspirations of people of the State by adopting a policy based on ‘distribution’ and making false monetary promises to woo voters during every election.

“The BJP will never make monetary promises to woo voters, but will work for the uplift of every section of the society. We stand for the poor, under privileged, oppressed, deprived section and the exploited,” Vanlalhmuaka said.

Vanlalhmuaka asserted that Mizoram is in need of a party, which will impartially work for the uplift of every section of the society.

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Although dates for polls to the AMC are yet to be announced, political parties in Mizoram are gearing up for the elections.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Congress announced names of 19 party candidates, including six women for the municipal polls.

Mizoram Congress president Lal Thanhawla had expressed confidence that his party will win the polls.

However, ruling MNF and main opposition party in the State, the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), are yet to release names of their candidates.

In the last polls held for the AMC in 2015, the MNF secured a majority by bagging 11 seats.

On the other hand the Congress managed to secure 7 seats.

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The Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC), which was recently merged with People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) to form People’s Conference Party had bagged 1 seat.

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