AIZAWL, Feb 11 - Corruption watchdog-turned-political party PRISM has decided to file a PIL in Gauhati High Court against the appointment of Mizoram Chief Minister’s adviser, which it said contravenes the Constitution.
Earlier, PRISM has criticised the appointment of CM’s adviser as he was given Minister of State rank, status and entitlements.
“With the CM’s adviser given Minister of State rank, the number of Ministers in Zoramthanga Government comes to 13 which exceeds the maximum number of Ministers that the State can have,” PRISM president Vanlalruata said.
C Lalramzauva, who had unsuccessfully contested from Serchhip constituency, was in January appointed as adviser to the CM.
“The appointment of CM’s adviser that enjoys Minister of State rank is similar to appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries in the previous Congress Government that was struck down by the Supreme Court,” PRISM said.