Aizawl, Oct 30 (IENews) The Mission for Christ (MFC) Church in Mizoram has expelled former pastor and BJP candidate Reverend LR Colney for contesting in upcoming Mizoram elections on a BJP ticket.
“I am shocked by the decision and reflects double standards as the MFC has not taken any action against MNF candidate R Lalthangliana, who is also executive member of the MFC,” Rev Colney expressed disappointingly to IndianExpose.com.
But Rev Colney, further expressed, “I am very much serious about the election. This expulsion seems only a part of politics. I am confident of winning and we, the BJP will do extremely well in November 28 polls,” Rev Colney said.
Meanwhile, the Mission for Christ went on defensive trying to justify action against Rev Colney of the BJP but not initiating any step against another MFC member Lalthangliana, who is also contesting election on regional party MNF ticket.
“There is no politics. Colney is like my son but our supporters have not understood him. Moreover, he is a full time missionary and cannot take part in politics. MNF Lalthangliana is “only an executive member while Colney is a full-time missionary,” said MFC president Rev Lalchungnunga.
“We were shocked by the fact that our executive member and a missionary Rev Dr L R Colney was one of the selected candidates off BJP,” the statement from Mission from Christ said.