Mizoram Election 2023: Mizoram’s ruling Mizo National Front forms alliance with HPC(R) – mizoram assembly election 2023 MNF forms alliance with HPC R ntc
Mizoram’s ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Hmar People’s Convention (Reformation), a faction of the HPC party, on Saturday formed an alliance ahead of the November 7 assembly elections in the state. An agreement for the alliance was signed by MNF general secretary Lalmuanthanga Fanai and HPC(R) general secretary HT Vunga.
As per the agreement, both the parties will work together in the upcoming assembly elections and HPC(R) will extend full support and endeavor to ensure that MNF candidates win in the three Hmar people dominated constituencies – Tuivawal, Chalfil and Serlui.
Officials from both parties said that if the MNF retains power, it will take steps to implement the 2018 memorandum of understanding (MoS) between the then Mizoram government and the erstwhile underground organization Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic).
The agreement states that if the MNF returns to power, the government will provide rehabilitation and other welfare benefits, including jobs, to the families of those who lost their lives during the insurgency and to former HPC(D) cadres. It said that the government will also provide a special package to develop Sinlung Hills Council and both the parties will also form an alliance in the local elections to be held next year.
Earlier in August, another HPC faction led by Roringa had formed an electoral alliance with the main opposition party in Mizoram, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), to work together in the upcoming assembly elections.
A section of HPC party leaders had taken up arms for five years between 1989 and 1994, demanding the creation of an autonomous district council from the Hmar-dominated areas in the northeastern part of Mizoram, adjacent to Manipur.
The rebel organization signed a peace accord with the previous Congress government in 1994, which led to the birth of a development council for the Hamar people. Unhappy with the development council, HPC (D), a wing of the HPC, continued the insurgent movement until it signed an agreement with the Mizoram government in April 2018.
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