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Mizoram Assembly Polls 2018 LIVE: Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi hold rallies in state, exchange barbs

Live updates of the assembly election campaign in Mizoram where Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla-led Congress is hoping to retain power

  • Nov 21, 08:28 AM (IST)

    BJP promises addition of Mizo language in Eight Schedule if voted to power

    The BJP on Tuesday released its manifesto for the Mizoram Assembly election, promising to include Mizo, the official language of the state, in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
    The party promised rice at Rs 1 per kg, home to every homeless family and traffic-congestion-free Aizawl in three years and pothole-free all-weather roads in the next six months.
    The manifesto was released by party general secretary Ram Madhav in Aizawl.

    Read the full story here

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    I want you to feel that you have a man in Delhi who is at your service: Rahul Gandhi in Champhai. 

  • Nov 20, 01:00 PM (IST)

    Not in the habit of making promises like PM... I don't like to lie from the stage: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:58 PM (IST)

    Confident that you will show RSS-BJP they have no place in this state: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:58 PM (IST)

    I say with sadness that MNF is helping destroy the culture of the state by helping the BJP to enter the state. I am proud to tell the workers of the Congress party that you are doing service to the state by protecting the state from the ideology of the RSS-BJP: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:55 PM (IST)

    We want to make Mizoram a central hub in the North-East: Rahul Gandhi

  • Nov 20, 12:55 PM (IST)

    Youth Commission has been established to help students succeed in UPSC exams. Champhai regional committee will be given more power to take decisions. We are going to construct racing tracks to encourage motor racing in Mizoram. I look forward for the day when Mizoram becomes global center for motor racing: Rahul Gandhi. 

  • Nov 20, 12:53 PM (IST)

    We have built a Champai Horticultural college, to educate people in large-scale crop production. A silk-worm rearing research and training institute has been established... Congress has built the first medical college and research institute in the state. We have allocated Rs 15 crore for the Champhai multicultural auditorium: Rahul Gandhi. 

  • Nov 20, 12:51 PM (IST)

    PM Modi doesn't give Mizoram what Mizoram is due. Aginst all the pressure that they put on us, the Congress party has done tremendous work in the state. In the last five years, agriculture and horticulture grew by 5 percent. Cultivation of pineapples increased by 900 percent: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:49 PM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi evokes Rafale deal, says that PM Modi is corrupt. "Narendra Modi personally gave Anil Ambani 30,000 crores," Gandhi says. 

    Reliance Defence has denied any wrongdoing in the Rafale deal.

  • Nov 20, 12:41 PM (IST)

    What matters to us is your way of looking at the world, your history, you culture: Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public gathering in Champhai. 

  • Nov 20, 12:39 PM (IST)

    The only force that can fight the BJP-RSS is the Congress party, because you can only fight hatred with love and fight division with unity: Rahul Gandhi

  • Nov 20, 12:39 PM (IST)

    The RSS-BJP are placing their people in every institution. They are attacking the RBI, ECI, CBI. They are attacking the Indian institutional structure. The idea is, even if they lose the next election, they will have their people in the press, CBI, ECI and RBI: Rahul Gandhi in Champhai. 

  • Nov 20, 12:37 PM (IST)

    RSS-BJP knows they are unlikely to win the next election. Not only in Mizoram, but in India: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:35 PM (IST)

    In every state, BJP-RSS have a local partner who helps open doors for them to enter the state. I am sad to say that it is the Mizo National Front in Mizoram... it is sad that MNF is helping the people who are trying to destroy the culture and language of the people of Mizoram: Rahul Gandhi. 

  • Nov 20, 12:33 PM (IST)

    At the national level, there is an ideological fight taking place between RSS, BJP and the Congress party. The difference is simple: Congress says India should be ruled by its people, different ideas, languages, cultures and people should be allowed to express themselves in this country. On the other side, the RSS-BJP believe that one idea should be imposed on top of India. They want to destroy the culture, language and expression of different people of India. They do this by dividing communities and pitting them one against the other: Rahul Gandhi 

  • Nov 20, 12:30 PM (IST)

    I am happy to say that the Congress government under Lal Thanawla has brought economic progress for the people of Mizoram. In the last ten years the per capita income of the state has doubled... It makes me very proud to tell the people of Mizoram that the per capita income of the state is higher than the national average: Rahul Gandhi. 

  • Nov 20, 12:27 PM (IST)

    My father promised to rebuild the economy and bring a lasting peace to Mizoram during his visit here: Rahul Gandhi in Champhai. 

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    The ruling Congress in Mizoram accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of trying to disrupt the election rally to be addressed by party president Rahul Gandhi on November 20.

    Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally at Champhai and another at Aizawl on November 20, but there is uncertainty about the venue of the second programme, party spokesman Lallianchhunga said.

    Read the full story here. 

  • Nov 20, 09:45 AM (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi to hold public addresses in Champhai and capital Aizawl. Mizoram is the only Northeastern state where Congress is still in power. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla who has been in power for 10 years, is looking to retain the state amid challenege from the Mizo National Front and other regional parties. BJP is also hoping to get a piece of the cake here.

  • Nov 20, 09:43 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah is scheduled to hold public meetings in Lawngtlai and Vairengte. He will release the party's election manifesto in Aizawl too.

  • Nov 20, 09:30 AM (IST)

    Good morning! It's a big campaign day in Mizoram. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a couple of rallies in the Northeastern state today. BJP National President Amit Shah will also be holding public meetings before releasing the saffron party's election manifesto in capital Aizawl. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

    Chhattisgarh is heading for the second phase of polling today. Catch the latest updates form the state here.

  • Nov 20, 08:38 AM (IST)

    NGO body urges political parties to not arrange transport for Bru voters on poll day

    NGO Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of civil societies and student bodies in Mizoram, has urged all political parties to refrain from arranging transport for Bru voters lodged in Tripura relief camps, during the November 28 polls.
    The committee's chairman, Vanlalruata told PTI that the civil societies had also appealed to the parties and candidates not to solicit votes from the 11,000-odd Brus housed in the six relief camps in North Tripura district.

  • Nov 19, 08:08 PM (IST)
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