Aizawl (mizonews.net): Reacting to Chief Minister Lalthanhawla’s recent comment on the possibility of National Commission for Minorities vice-chairman HT Sangliana being named the UPA nominee for the Presidential election, Mizo Mational Front (MNF) said it was “unnecessary” and that “the two Congress leaders clashing shows the lack of integrity within the Congress party”.
The MNF in a press release yesterday stated that the Chief Minister Lalthanhawla and National Minority Commission Vice Chairman HT Sangliana, whose name came up in the news as one of the possible candidates for the Presidential poll, throws comments on each other recently. “Being leaders of the country, belonging to the same political party, and moreover, both Mizos, the two, without favouring each other but developing hatred instead, is a true indicator of the Congress leaders who are in dismay and this is quite shameful” the MNF said.
Citing some of the achievements of HT Sangliana, the MNF said: “ HT Sangliana is a good IPS Officer, who is admired by large number of people in Karnataka’s Bangalore, and who had created his name and fame in arresting criminals, and who superannuated as a high-ranking officer in Karnataka. After pension, he was elected through BJP ticket as MP from North Bangalore. Although he does not belong to our party, we still feel proud of him as he is a Mizo, our brother.”
The main opposition party was all praise for Sanglina who they say voted in favour of the Congress party in the nuclear deal between USA and India. “Despite not winning in South Bangalore Lok Sabha seat Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister favoured him and he was appointed as the Vice Chairman of National Minority Commission. He was far ahead of CL Ruala, the Congress MP from Mizoram,” the MNF said, adding that “minorities gets much help from him and have high expectation from him”.
MNF stated that Chief Minister Lalthanhawla arriving in Aizawl after attending the CWC meeting in New Delhi had “embarrassed” Sangliana, by saying that “Sangliana’s name was silent than the flapping sound of a mosquito wings.”
“However, in the front page of the English Daily The Telegraph on June 7, 2012, HT Sangliana’s name also figured as one of the suggested candidates for President,” the MNF claimed, quoting the lines in The Telegraph : “Some tribal groups suggested tribal candidates like Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary and former Nagaland Chief Minister and former Maharashtra Governor SC Jamir. The name of HT Sangliana, Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities is also doing the rounds.”
The MNF further said that the way Lalthanhawla commented on Sangliana, “it seems that he (Lalthanhawla) is afraid that HT Sangliana might achieve success as he is favoured by the party high command; and it seems he is afraid that HT Sangliana may overcome him.”
“Also, when the NMC Vice Chairman had visited Mizoram, Lalthanhawla was not that hospitable,” the MNF claimed.
Zoramthanga led opposition party also said that the comment made by Lalthanhawla “comes out of envious feeling, is unnecessary”, adding, “this is a bad attitude and far from the true nature of the Mizos who used to favour and help his friends even at the cost his own life.”
“Lalthanhawla should repent for his bad attitude,” the MNF said.