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Political candidates must abide by laws of ‘Nation’ and ‘Church: Mizoram Presbyterian Church

Election decree issued to political parties in the state as a warning

Aizawl, Sep 26 (IENews) Issuing an Election Decree to all political parties in the state, the Mizoram Presbyterian Church warned all political parties to field candidates who abide by the laws of the nation and that of the Church.

“We expect all the candidates for the upcoming elections to abide by the laws of the land, must not make promises that cannot be delivered, and should abstain from collaborating with underground elements and other elements that will hamper the integrity and communal harmony of Mizoram,” the church statement read.

The decree will be read out in all the units of the Presbyterian Church across the state, Mizoram Synod Secretary Elder R Dengzikpuia has appealed to all the churches affiliated to the Mizoram Presbyterian Church to read out in the church services and distribute leaflets to all members of the church.

The church election appeal said it supports and will uphold the Rs 20 lakhs election expenditure ceiling made by the Election Commission of India. “The church expects all the candidates running for the upcoming election adhere to the ECI norms on campaign expenditure,” the statement read.

The church appeal also solicited its members to follow the initiatives of election watchdog spearheaded by all the church leaders and several NGOs – the Mizoram People Forum (MPF).

Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod is the largest Christian denomination in Mizoram. 

Mizoram Presbyterian Church has over six lakh members across the state. Mizoram is expected to go to polls in November.

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