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.
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.
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 07:14 AM IST
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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.
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.
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.
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 02:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parasher and Syed Sadiq, Aizawl/guwahati
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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:
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.