Former Mizoram chief minister and state Congress president Lal Thanhawla on Friday said politics should be played and prepared in such a way where Jesus Christ can take part in it.

Addressing an induction ceremony here in Aizawl, the Congress leader said some people considered politics as a dirty game where there is an unending mud-slinging and baseless attack and accusations.

“Politics should be used in a positive way and as a proper channel for ushering in development and it should also be prepared in such a manner that Jesus may involve in all the process,” the 78-year-old leader said.

He said that the Christian dominated Mizoram should bolster its relation with neighbouring states and countries.

He claimed that the ongoing construction of inter-state road and border trade were started by the Congress during its previous rule.

He said that the cross border road to facilitate border trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh were already started by the Congress and the Centre was interested in the projects.

Lal Thanhawla, who had already ruled the state as chief minister for five terms, said that his party gives priority to upliftment of the poor.

He said that no government in the world could not sustain for long without the farmers and the poors.

“During the Congress government, we have implemented New Land Use Policy (NLUP) to alleviate the poor and many people profited from the programme and have started a good living because of it,” he said.

He said that his party will continue to function as per the will of Jesus.

Lalthanhawla alleged that the present Mizo National Front (MNF) government headed by chief minister Zoramthanga, has led the Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (Now Zoram Medical College), which was started by the Congress, to nothing.

The Congress leader on Friday inducted 10 new members, including retired Mizoram Police Service officer Riado Hlychho, into the Congress.

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