After a meeting on Tuesday between two of the opposition parties of Mizoram, it has been announced that Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and Congress will form an alliance to fight the ensuing polls in Mizoram.
The ZPM and Congress have been in talks for some time but only on Tuesday confirmed that they will be forming an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls as well as Assembly bye-election with the two parties having common candidates.
K Sapdanga, ZPM general secretary and the head of election committee said, “In the forthcoming parliamentary election and Assembly by-election in MIzoram, Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee and Zoram People’s Movement today jointly agreed to vote for secularism and agreed to sponsor people’s candidate in both the seats.”
“All the people of Mizoram who want to stand for secularism are earnestly requested to join this new secular force,” he added.
Reports claim the ZPM will field a common candidate for the Assembly by-election in Aizawl West-I while the Congress party will put a common candidate for the Lok Sabha election.
While the Aizawl West-I constituency had been secured by ZPM leader Lalduhoma, he had vacated the seat and chose to retain his seat in Serchhip after winning both the seats in the 2018 Lok Sabha elections.
According to sources, the parties also plan to invite the newly formed party, PRISM to join the alliance.
The parties are yet to decide on the candidates.