Beichhua BJP

Aizawl, July 08: K Beichhua, a former leader of the Mizo National Front (MNF) who resigned as a minister last year, is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming Mizoram assembly polls later this year. According to a BJP leader, Beichhua will formally join the saffron party once the poll dates are announced.

Beichhua, a seasoned politician from the Mara community, has expressed his intention to contest the elections from the Siaha constituency in south Mizoram on a BJP ticket. His decision to switch parties comes after he resigned from Chief Minister Zoramthanga’s ministry on December 13 last year, reportedly under pressure from the chief minister himself.

Following his resignation, Beichhua was expelled from the MNF, his former party, on January 25, along with N Viakhu, the chairman of the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC), on grounds of “anti-party activities.” Beichhua had previously served as a primary member of the MNF and had been elected from the Siaha constituency for two consecutive terms since 2013.

The Election Commission of India is expected to announce the poll dates for Mizoram in September or early October, setting the stage for a highly anticipated assembly election in the state.

Currently, the MNF holds 28 out of the 40 elected seats in the Mizoram Legislative Assembly, making it the ruling party. The main opposition party, the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), has 6 seats, followed by the Congress with 5 seats. The BJP currently has one member in the assembly.

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Beichhua’s decision to join the BJP is significant as it adds a prominent figure to the party’s ranks in Mizoram. It also reflects the evolving political landscape in the state as parties prepare for the upcoming assembly polls. The BJP aims to strengthen its presence in Mizoram and expand its political base, while the MNF and other opposition parties will seek to retain their positions of power.

The entry of Beichhua into the BJP is expected to bring about realignment and strategizing among political parties as they gear up for a fierce electoral battle. It remains to be seen how his move will influence the dynamics of the election and the subsequent formation of the government in Mizoram.

As the Mizoram assembly polls draw closer, all eyes will be on the campaigning strategies, alliances, and issues that shape the electoral landscape. The participation of Beichhua and his subsequent role in the BJP will undoubtedly add further excitement and anticipation to the political scenario in Mizoram.