Lone BJP leader Laxmi Bikash Chakma joins Congress in Mizoram

Lone BJP leader Laxmi Bikash Chakma joins Congress in Mizoram

AIZAWL: The lone BJP member in the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Laxmi Bikash Chakma on Wednesday left his party and joined the Congress, an Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) statement said.

Chakma left the BJP while the saffron party was celebrating its recent victories in the north eastern states and when Mizoram is going to polls by the end of this year, MPCC statement said.

“Chakma’s decision signifies that the lotus would never bloom in Mizoram,” it said.

L B Chakma was elected in the CADC by-election on April 24, 2016 and was the only BJP member in the whole state which has three autonomous district councils.

PTI