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Mizoram: MNF, ZPM announces candidate for LS polls

AIZAWL, MARCH 22: The Mizo National Front (MNF) on Friday announced its MP candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election at their party office, Hnam Run, in Mizoram.
The MNF candidate is the sitting MP of the Rajya Sabha from Mizoram, K Vanlalvena.
Born in East Lungdar of Serchhip district on January 14, 1970, he finished his Bachelor of Science from Pachhunga University College, Aizawl, and was an agriculturist by profession. He was the President of the State’s biggest student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), and later joined the Mizo National Front in 2002 as the General Secretary of the party’s youth wing.
He is married to H Lalhuapzauvi and has a daughter and a son.
He currently lives at 28, Meena Bagh, New Delhi.
Speaking at their party office after the announcement of his candidature, K Vanlalvena said that the Mizo National Front is a regional party that is going to participate in the election, which is between the NDA and INDIA. He stated that an MP from Mizoram does not have an impact on the decision to elect the country’s Government, but that it is imperative to fight against the NDA, which is determined to impose the Uniform Civil Code.
“Voters in Mizoram say that the ability to speak Hindi is important as an MP, but I am certain that actions are more important than the ability to speak in Hindi or English, and if the people of Mizoram elect me as their MP for the Lok Sabha, I shall give a speech in the Parliament in Mizo”, Vanlalvena said.
ZPM: The Zoram People’s Movement party candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2024, Richard Vanlalhmangaiha (Richie), filed his nomination at the District Election Officer’s office on Friday.
Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination, Richard said that whether he will be with the NDA or INDIA if elected, will be decided by his party’s high command.
Richard also said that his main focus if elected an MP will be to work for the development of Mizoram and that though he is going to fight with MNF’s MP candidate and sitting Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena, the fact that he is the ruling party’s candidate will give him a strong chance to win the election.
Born on August 3, 1978, in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, Richie has many experiences under his wing, with fluency in Hindi, English and Mizo. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Hrangbana College, Aizawl.
His father, Lalzawma, is a retired Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force, and his paternal grandparents were one of the forerunners of politics in Mizoram. His grandmother, L Thanmawii (L), was the first elected female MLA, and his grandfather, Dr. Rosiama (L), was the Chairman when the Mizo District Council was formed in 1952.
Before venturing into business, Richie worked as the Assistant Manager of the Mizoram Agriculture Marketing Corporation (MAMCO) until his early retirement in 2015. He has also helped the Hnahlan Grape Growers’ Society procure funds through the Market Intervention Scheme (MIS).
Richard’s vision includes: o To establish Permanent Farming System o To build a rural godown or warehouse for the success of an Organised Marketing System o To develop Entrepreneurship for Mizo youths o To attain self-sufficiency in eggs and poultry o As part of the Central Government’s policy, he plans to establish JNV School in the 3 new districts. o To establish a rice mill for the proper packaging of rice produced in the state o To take steps in the processing of locally produced vegetables
(Courtesy: AT)