Aizawl, Sept 24 NNN : Mizoram corruption watch-dog People’s Right to Information and Development Implementing Society of Mizoram (PRISM) has decided to hold a discussion platform called ‘14 Mizoram Watch’ in the last week of October in order to study the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC)’s Election manifesto of 2008 assembly elections and to have critical evaluation of how far the Congress government in Mizoram has implemented its manifesto. Simultaneously, the PRISM also resolved to conduct a programme for the comprehensive study of different political party manifestoes by comparing and contrasting the same in view of 2013 assembly elections.
Like in the previous 2008 assembly elections, the PRISM in its executive meeting today declared that as soon as the date and time of 2013 state assembly elections is declared, it will have temporal halt on its ‘Anti Corruption’ campaign but will start an exclusive study of the background of different candidates in different respects and exposed the same before the public. In case of any faulty or wrong information in the nomination paper (self declared affidavit) filed for the assembly election, PRISIM decided to take stern measure against the illicit candidate to bring right judgment over the case.
PRISIM further requested any interested person to report himself/herself to PRISIM office if he/she wishes to talk about the status of implementation of election manifesto by the present government.
Earlier on September 1, PRISM had issued ‘Peoples’ Manifesto’ to eight different political parties in Mizoram for the upcoming Mizoram assembly elections due in either October end or November.
The manifesto contains 20 chapters in which there are 87 duties and obligations where any political party that comes to power after the poll must implement them. Of the 87 duties, 43 are to be done within a specific time, while the other 44 duties do not have a time limit.
As stated in the manifesto, the Chief Minister ( whoever he may be) should not hold the office of any department designed for developmental works. One point of the manifesto said salaries of ministers or MLAs should be reduced. Besides, plans will be prepared for land utilization and administrative reform and land reform that should be undertaken. “It is expected to check corruption thereby bringing transparency and accountability in the administration,” the manifesto stated.
If the manifesto is implemented by the government, families none of whose members are employed in government departments will also be benefitted.
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