A church elder who allegedly sentoffencive SMS to Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla after the declaration of the Assembly elections results has been arrested.
Lal Thanhawla, who steered Congress to a landslide victory in Mizoram, was sworn-in as chief minister by Governor Vakkom Purushothaman today.
Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines, which verify to a voter that his or her vote was cast as wished, malfunctioned in the Nov 25 polls in Mizoram, an official said.
Voters' have to look at Congress' flagship programme and the Opposition's call for a return to 'Mizo nationalism'.
Ruling Congress will be challenged by the Mizo National Front-led three-party alliance.
Congress vice-president has called for greater connectivity in Mizoram.
Opposition alliance has raked up the issue of Mizo nationalism as one of their main planks.
It is the all powerful church controlled Mizoram People's Forum that dictates the dos and don'ts of campaigning.
The counting of votes for 40-member Mizoram assembly election, held on November 25, would take place today. A total of 142 candidates, including six women, are in the fray.
For 9,771 Gorkha voters of Mizoram NOTA is an opportunity to strengthen their demand for OBC status. Rahul Karmakar reports.