Mizoram: MNF wins civic body polls, NDA draws blank
Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), won the election to the 19-seat Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) held on Thursday by bagging 11 seats.india Updated: Nov 27, 2015 17:03 IST
Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), won the election to the 19-seat Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) held on Thursday by bagging 11 seats, state election commission officials said on Friday.
While the NDA, pre-poll alliance of the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) and the BJP, which contested 15 seats did not win even a single seat, the ruling Congress and the Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) combine, which contested all the seats won eight seats.
The MNF went alone in the civic polls.
Of the 19 seats in the AMC, six seats were reserved for women and the Congress - MPC combine female candidates bagged five reserved seats while only one MNF women candidate was elected.
Meanwhile, the poll turnout in the election to the 25-member Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) held on Thursday was 85.22%, state election commission officials said.
The officials said that 74 candidates were in the fray for the LADC polls with both the ruling Congress and the MNF contesting all the seats.
Counting of votes for the LADC polls would be conducted at Lawngtlai town on Saturday.
LADC is the largest autonomous district council among the three district councils constituted under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in Mizoram.