Aizawl (mizonews.net): Reacting strongly to the opposition accusation on the source of fund for New Land Used Policy (NLUP), Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla retorted, “It’s enough as long as the fund is not from ‘Satan”.
“If the fund is not from the Setan’s package then I feel there’s no need to ponder of,” said Lal Thanhawla, while reiterating that the main objective of this “noble project is major overhauling of the state economy through structural replacement of devastating shifting cultivation by introducing systematic method of occupation based on local resources and ingenuity of the local people.”
The Mizo National Front recently had accused the Congress government of “cheating the people” by claiming that New Land Use Policy (NLUP) fund was from ‘PM’s Special Package’. The MNF said on the contrary, the fund was from the normal fund received through Mizoram State Plan.
Lal Thanhawla went on to say that Congress government in Mizoram was trying all necessary measures for the improvement and development of common people and hoped that NLUP beneficiaries will judiciously utilize their money received through this project.
“We did what we can for the overall development of Mizoram state and for the success implementation of this project, common people will have to contribute a lot,” he said.