In a political meeting held at the MNF party headquarters on Monday, Dr R Lalthangliana, vice president and Mizoram health minister spoke on the political atmosphere of the recent parliamentary election where the results were declared on May 23 last.
He said, “If we compare the vote bank of ZPM and Congress from the MLA election to the recent MP election, we can find that the opposition parties who formed an alliance have lost 110870 votes.”
The Congress lost their hold in all the five constituencies where the party had won MLA seats which are Hachhek, Thorang, Lawngtlai West, Palak and West Tuipui, he said.
The health minister further spoke in detail about the vote difference saying the total voters of ZPM and Congress in the Assembly election was 327016 where as in the Lok Sabha election, the total voters of the two parties combined is 216146.
While the vote share of the parties at the 2018 General Election was 53 per cent, now it is only 43.26 per cent whereas the vote share of the MNF party has increased from 37.58 per cent to 44.89 per cent, he added.
The health minister shared gratitude towards those who have voted C Lalrosanga and Zothantluanga to power as the MP and Aizawl West I MLA respectively.
Speaking on the various tasks undertaken by the party, he said, “We prohibited alcohol sales, undertook road repair on a large scale, adjusted school timings, put an end to lifetime vehicle tax, increased the wages of the MR employees, and also made plans for the AR to relocate.”
“In the ten year tenure of the Congress, the party has left behind various establishments and projects that need follow up such as the medical college which we plan to develop to greater heights, also the Lunglei Engineering college, where we are preparing quarters, road and water connectivity. Under the Congress rule, Aizawl Municipal Corporation did not reach its full potential, MNF will use AMC to change the face of the city,” he added.
Dr R Lalthangliana also spoke on the 480.12 crores approved by the Central Government to develop RIPANS which he said will be used to build a hospital in RIPANS.