AIZAWL, August 12, 2017: The Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), a regional tribal-based party in Mizoram, would soon merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party, an MDF leader said here on Saturday.
“In a recent meeting, we have decided to merge with the BJP,” MDF’s Founder President P.P. Thawlla told the media, adding that the merger programme would be held at Siaha district in south Mizoram soon.
MDF, according to Thawlla, is also likely to be a member of the NEDA soon. State BJP President John V. Hluna said that his party in alliance with the other parties in Mizoram would field candidates in all 40 seats in the next state assembly elections, scheduled in November or December next year.