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Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister.(ANI)

Mizo National Front leader Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram chief minister

Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony in Aizawl.
Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)
Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)

Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizoram Assembly will have no woman MLA

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Political analysts attributed the failure of women to win the assembly election to the Mizo society being strictly patriarchal and the major political party’s refusal to field women candidates.
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: How the Congress lost its last bastion in the North-east

New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Unlike Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland, the BJP has not made big gains in Mizoram in terms of seats. To be sure, the BJP will have an MLA in the MIzoram assembly for the first time.
Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl on December 11.(PTI Photo)
Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl on December 11.(PTI Photo)

36 out of 40 MLAs in Mizoram are crorepatis: ADR

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 07:14 AM IST
The maximum 22 crorepati MLAs are from Mizo National Front, which has won the majority with 26 seats as per the election results announced on Tuesday, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report.
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)

Zoramthanga: Second coming for the former rebel turned politician

UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Tuesday’s emphatic victory where Zoramthanga’s party won 26 of the total 40 seats in Mizoram is one positive swing, which the 74-year old would cherish.
Aizawl: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Mizoram Assembly elections, in Aizawl, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The state was the last being ruled by the Congress in the northeast region (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Aizawl: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Mizoram Assembly elections, in Aizawl, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The state was the last being ruled by the Congress in the northeast region (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Achieved target of making northeast ‘Congress-free’, says BJP’s Sarma

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:15 PM IST
The MNF swept the polls in Mizoram winning 26 seats in the 40-member state assembly. The Congress managed just five seats and lost its last stronghold in the region.
People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Assembly election results 2018: After 5 unsuccessful attempts, BJP tastes first victory in Mizoram

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:28 PM IST
Mizoram assembly election results: BJP’s Buddha Dhan Chakma, a former Congress MLA, secured 11,419 votes om Tuichawng seat to beat Mizo National Front’s (MNF) Rasik Mohan Chakma by a margin of 1,594 votes.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga set to return as CM after decade, lists prohibition as topmost priority

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga, who led his Mizo National Front back to power to the state after a decade in the opposition, has three main priority areas when he takes over as chief minister.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)

Mizoram assembly polls: MNF returns to power as Congress loses last bastion in northeast

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parasher
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Mizoram assembly elections: In the 40-member assembly, the MNF bagged 26 seats, securing absolute majority on its own. Congress, which had been in power since 2008, came third with just 5 seats.
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)

Mizoram election result: Mizoram doesn’t need BJP, says MNF’s CM candidate Zoramthanga

Hindustan Times, Aizwal | By Utpal Parasher
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 03:36 PM IST
The Mizo National Front’s (MNF’s) Zoramthanga appears set to be the new Mizoram chief minister, a post he has held for two terms between 1998 and 2008 before his party was toppled by the Congress. The 84-year-old politician spoke to Utpal Parasher in Aizawl.
Lal Thanhawla lost to T J Lalnuntluanga by a margin of 1,049 votes in Champhai South constituency(PTI)
Lal Thanhawla lost to T J Lalnuntluanga by a margin of 1,049 votes in Champhai South constituency(PTI)

Mizoram election results 2018: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla loses both seats, MNF all set to return to power after 10 years

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Lal Thanhawla was defeated in Serchhip by the Zoram People’s Movement’s (ZPM) chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma by a margin of 410 votes.
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)

Mizoram election results: Mizo National Front (MNF) all set to return to power after 10-year gap

Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parasher and Syed Sadiq, Aizawl/guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 02:16 PM IST
Mizoram election results: MNF will form the government. Pu Zoramthanga will be our chief minister. The anti-incumbency factor, lack of development, bad roads during the Congress regime are some of the issues which brought us back to power, said MNF general secretary Lalruatkima.
Mizo National Front supporters outside the party office in Aizawl as the party raced ahead in the Mizoram assembly elections (HT Photo)(HT)
Mizo National Front supporters outside the party office in Aizawl as the party raced ahead in the Mizoram assembly elections (HT Photo)(HT)

Mizoram election result 2018: MNF extends early edge, Congress way behind in last northeast bastion

Indo Asian News Service | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Mizoram election result 2018: Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said that counting was taking place at 40 counting halls in 13 centres across the mountainous state. The polls were held on November 28.
LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)
LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)

Mizoram election results Highlights: Zoramthanga meets Mizoram Governor, stakes claim to form government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:45 PM IST

The Mizo National Front (MNF) returned to power in Mizoram after a gap of 10 years on Tuesday, beating the Congress comprehensively in its last state it was ruling in the northeast.In the state’s 40-member assembly, the MNF bagged 26, securing absolute majority on its own. Congress, which had been in power since 2008, came third with just 5 seats.Catch all the live updates of assembly elections, click here.Mizoram, the last Congress-ruled state in the northeast has seen direct contests between the Congress and the Zoramthanga-led Mizo National Front with smaller parties such as the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Zoram Peoples Movement (ZPM) also contesting the elections. This time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked to expand its footprint in the northeast and had fielded 39 candidates for the 40 assembly seats of Mizoram.Outgoing chief minister Lal Thanhawla who had contested from two seats—Serchhip and Champhai South—lost both. In Serchhip he was defeated by ZPM leader Lalduhoma while he lost Champhai South to MNF’s Lalnuntluanga.Catch all the live updates of Mizoram election results, click hereExit polls have predicted a hung assembly in the northeastern state. In case the counting of votes in Mizoram does throw up a hung assembly today, parties such as the BJP, ZPM and the NPP are likely to play a crucial role in the formation of the government in the state.

Here are the highlights:

Mizoram assembly elections 2018 results: Mizoram has never witnessed a hung assembly, but exit polls conducted after the November 28 state assembly election say it could have one this time.(AP File Photo)
Mizoram assembly elections 2018 results: Mizoram has never witnessed a hung assembly, but exit polls conducted after the November 28 state assembly election say it could have one this time.(AP File Photo)

Mizoram election results 2018: State looks at first possible hung assembly result

Hindustan Times, Guhuwati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 06:40 AM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018 results: BJP and ZPM hope to prove crucial in formation of next govt in Mizoram
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Internally displaced Bru Reang tribespeople wait to cross into Mizoram to cast their votes.(AFP file Photo)
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Internally displaced Bru Reang tribespeople wait to cross into Mizoram to cast their votes.(AFP file Photo)

Assembly elections 2018: Congress hopes to hold on to its last northeastern bastion in Mizoram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Exit polls in the predominantly Christian state where polling was held on November 28 had indicated the 40-member assembly could be hung, with the MNF enjoying a slight edge.
Mizoram elections 2018: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card. Counting of votes for Mizoram and four other states will take place on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card. Counting of votes for Mizoram and four other states will take place on Tuesday.(PTI file photo)

Mizoram elections 2018: MNF confident of forming govt in Mizoram alone; Congress aims for simple majority

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:59 PM IST
Mizoram elections 2018: The BJP and ZPM hope to prove crucial in the formation of next government in Mizoram, which is the last bastion of the Congress in the northeast and the only state where the saffron party is not in power or is part of the ruling coalition.
Mizoram elections 2018: Voters show their identity card as they stand in a queue at a polling station during the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram November 28.(PTI file photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: Voters show their identity card as they stand in a queue at a polling station during the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram November 28.(PTI file photo)

Mizoram election results 2018: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Mizoram elections 2018: The 40-member house is witnessing a triangular contest between ruling Congress, Mizoram National Front (MNF) and the BJP.
Young-girls-show-their-marked-fingers-after-casting-votes-for-Lok-Sabha-polls-at-a-polling-station-in-Aizawl-Mizoram(PTI)
Young-girls-show-their-marked-fingers-after-casting-votes-for-Lok-Sabha-polls-at-a-polling-station-in-Aizawl-Mizoram(PTI)

Mizoram exit poll predicts hung house in Cong’s last bastion in north east

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
Exit Polls 2018: The much awaited exit polls for all the five states that went to polls over the last one month, were released on Friday.
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)

Mizoram exit polls 2018: All you need to know

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Around 770,000 people voted to decide the fate of 209 candidates,18 of whom were women, as the state went to polls for the eighth time since it was declared a state in 1987.
Bru tribal women show their identity card as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station for the state elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram on November 28.(PTI Photo)
Bru tribal women show their identity card as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station for the state elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram on November 28.(PTI Photo)

Mizoram elections 2018: 21 yrs on, Bru refugees cast vote for ‘change’

Hindustan Times, KANHMUN (MIZORAM) | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:03 AM IST
Bru refugees voted at 15 polling booths at Kahnmun in Mamit district of Mizoram, close to the border. Of the 11,987 registered Bru voters, 56.46% voted.
Security personnel stand guard as voters stand in a queue at a polling station during the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram on Novermber 28.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as voters stand in a queue at a polling station during the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram on Novermber 28.(PTI Photo)

80% turnout in Mizoram, slight dip compared to 83.41% in 2013

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Kanhmun(Mizoram) | By Utpal Parashar and Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 11:24 PM IST
Serchhip with 81% recorded the highest turnout, while Aizawl with 65% was the lowest.
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)

Mizoram elections 2018: CM Thanhawla among 9 candidates facing criminal charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:24 AM IST
As the countdown begins for Mizoram assembly elections 2018, two organistaions have come out with the list of candidates facing criminal cases. Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is one of them.
Zoram Thar or New Mizoram, which is not a recognised political party, has fielded 18 candidates in 23 constituencies, with some candidates contesting from more than one constituency.(AFP)
Zoram Thar or New Mizoram, which is not a recognised political party, has fielded 18 candidates in 23 constituencies, with some candidates contesting from more than one constituency.(AFP)

Mizoram election 2018: A political group banks on ‘godliness’ to win polls

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:29 AM IST
Zoram Thar or New Mizoram, which is not a recognised political party, has fielded 18 candidates in 23 constituencies, with some candidates contesting from more than one constituency.
Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.
Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.

Mizoram assembly elections 2018 Highlights: 80% turnout in Mizoram, slight dip from 83.41 % in 2013

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:57 PM IST

Mizoram went to polls on Wednesday with 209 candidates in the fray for the 40-member legislative assembly. Voting began at 7 am and ended at 4 pm. The state recorded 80% voter turnout in a peaceful poll.Congress, which has been in power in Mizoram since 2008, is eyeing a third consecutive term in the state. While the direct contest is between the Congress and Mizo National Front, BJP, National People’s Party and Zoram People’s Movement could play crucial roles in the formation of the next government.Chief minister Lal Thanhawla is contesting from two seats — Serchhip and Champhai South. Here are the highlights:

Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division, Nov. 25, 2018.(PTI)

Will Congress hold on to its last northeast state as Mizoram votes today

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:58 AM IST
The Congress and the MNF are contesting from all 40 seats, while BJP has put up candidates in 39 seats and the ZPM in 35 seats.
Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)
Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)

Mizoram polls: BJP looks to uproot Congress from last bastion in northeast

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 07:27 PM IST
In the 2013 elections, the Congress had won 34 seats, while its main opposition, the Mizo National Front (MNF), got five and the Mizoram People’s Conference bagged one seat in the 40-member assembly.
Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) prior to the start of voting at a polling station in Dibrugarh, Assam.(AFP File Photo)
Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) prior to the start of voting at a polling station in Dibrugarh, Assam.(AFP File Photo)

In a first, all Mizoram polling booths to be covered by wireless technology

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Mizoram Police is being assisted in its poll-related activities by 40 companies of central armed police forces (CAPF), comprising personnel from BSF, SSB, CRPF and Assam Police.
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: High-octane battle expected between Congress, MNF

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:23 PM IST
Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizoram votes for a new assembly on November 28. The state has over 7,68,000 lakh voters (3,93,000 women) who will decide the fate of 209 candidates, 18 of whom are women. There will be 1,164 polling stations across the eight districts.
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