Former BJP Mizoram unit spokesperson and retired Deputy Controller of Mines at Indian Bureau of Mines, Lalhriatrenga Chhangte, on Tuesday formally joined the Congress forward of the bypoll to Tuirial meeting seat in Kolasib district slated for October 30.
The transfer of Chhangte, who turned a widely known determine in Mizoram after he filed prison circumstances towards former Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in January 2018, was seen by some political analysts as an excellent growth for the social gathering and the existence of a “no everlasting enemy” tradition, which is inherent in politics.
Chhangte, the primary mining engineer from the state, contested the Lok Sabha ballot on an “unbiased” ticket in April 2019. He additionally contested the bypoll for the Serchhip meeting seat in April on a BJP ticket however misplaced each.
Talking on the induction ceremony, Chhangte stated he joined the Congress after the social gathering president Lal Thanhawla wholeheartedly welcomed him conserving apart the previous experiences.
He stated he joined the Congress camp with a missionary zeal to work for the state and the Mizo individuals.
“I got here with a missionary zeal. Although I had the intention of becoming a member of Congress a very long time again, I used to be reluctant till our president (Lal Thanhawla) wholeheartedly accepted me,” he stated.
He had no private hatred towards Lal Thanhawla when he filed a prison case towards him in 2018, and his goal was to create consciousness on the significance of declaring private property and different particulars appropriately in an affidavit, he stated.
Chhangte stated that one must be in a celebration to work for growth as political events have a robust affect in a small state like Mizoram.
He would attempt his finest to strengthen the social gathering and work for the event of the state, he added.
After his voluntary retirement from ONGC, Chhangte, additionally a lawyer from Serchhip city, joined BJP in June 2019 two months after the Lok Sabha ballot by which he secured the fifth place amongst six candidates.
He turned the social gathering spokesperson and chairman of a missionary cell arrange by the saffron in Mizoram. He stop the social gathering in Could 2020.
In January 2018, Chhangte filed a case with the chief judicial Justice of the Peace of Serchhip district towards Lal Thanhawla, accusing him of issuing false affidavits earlier than the Justice of the Peace whereas submitting his nomination for the 2013 meeting elections.
He had alleged that Lal Thanhawla hid details about him proudly owning a plot of land in Kolkata and his precise age whereas submitting the nomination.
Chhangte had stated that the Congress chief didn’t declare his land possession in his affidavits when he filed candidature for his residence turf Serchhip constituency in 2013, which contravenes part 125-A of the Illustration of the Folks Act, 1951.
He additionally alleged that Lal Thanhawla had fabricated false details about his precise age in his affidavit as he had indicated completely different numbers of ages which prima facie was self-contradicting.
Nevertheless, Lal Thanhawla was acquitted by the courtroom in October 2019 as no conclusive proof was discovered to show his crime.