Mizoram People’s Conference set to merge with new party

Mizoram People’s Conference set to merge with new party

AIZAWL | Sept 21, 2020:

The four-decade-old Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) will merge with the newly-floated People's Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) party, a senior leader said on Sunday.

PRISM president Vanlalruata told PTI that both the parties have agreed to merge following several rounds of talks.

Although the final merger agreement is yet to be signed, we have agreed for the merger in principle and have more or less completed all formalities, he said.

The final agreement is likely to be inked during the next round of talks to be held on Monday, he added.

Both the parties might forsake their names and get a new name after the merger, according to Vanlalruata.

The MPC is one of the oldest regional parties in Mizoram formed by former Chief Minister T Sailo in 1975. It was initially called the People's Conference.

PRISM, an anti-corruption watchdog, registered as a political party in 2018 and contested the last assembly polls but won no seats.

The party nominated former sailor TBC Lalvenchhunga for the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 and lost to ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) nominee C Lalrosanga.

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