MNF not to leave NDA or NEDA: Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 15, 2018, 09.49 PM (IST)

The newly appointed chief minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga, claimed on Saturday that his party Mizo National Front would not leave the BJP-led NDA and the North East Democratic Alliance. 

After taking oath as the chief minister of the state, Zoramthanga said to the reporters, "There is no intention at this juncture to leave the NDA and NEDA".

He further said that his government would majorly focus on combating alcoholism and drug addiction and added that he would work on the development project in the state from day 1.

Zoranthanga who took over the state after a decade is heading for a third term in the state.

Although facing criticism from certain sections in the Christian-dominated state for joining hands with the BJP, Zoramthanga said the MNF's ties with the NDA and NEDA will continue.

"With vast lands available for cultivation, we hope to increase the per capita income so that it is among the highest in the country," he said.

He emphasized the need for good roads saying that efforts would be made to repair the highways while sports and information technology would be accorded priority to benefit the youths.

(With inputs from agencies)

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After taking oath as the chief minister of the state, Zoramthanga said to the reporters, 'There is no intention at this juncture to leave the NDA and NEDA'.