Aizawl, Oct 21 (IENews) In an endeavour to establish a strong footprint in a predominantly Christian state, BJP has fielded two former pastors for the upcoming elections Mizoram.
Rev LR Colney and Rev H Lalruata have been fielded from Aizawl West II and Lunglei East respectively after the BJP central election committee in its meeting cleared the first list.
Mizoram is the only state in north east which is neither under BJP or a NDA regime and hence Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s declared ambition of achieving ‘Congress free north east’ seems to be only a few steps away, say BJP leaders.
During his visit to Aizawl on last Wednesday, BJP chief Amit Shah also shared staged with Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton of his party to drive home the point that Nagas, also committed Christians, are voting for the party.
The CEC meeting at BJP headquarters was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Organisational Secretary Ram Lal and central ministers including Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.