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207 nominations filed

Scrutiny of nomination papers for the November 20 elections will be undertaken on Tuesday and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 6.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2003 12:27 IST

In all 207 candidates, including Chief Minister Zoramthanga, are now in fray on the last date of filing of nominations on Monday for elections to the 40-member Mizoram state assembly, election office sources said.

Scrutiny of nomination papers for the November 20 elections will be undertaken on Tuesday and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 6.

Zoramthanga filed his second nomination from Kolasib against former Sports minister and state PCC candidate P C Zoramsangliana and 'common candidate' of the Mizoram People's Conference and Zoram Nationalist Party, C. Lalbiakthanga.

Zoramthanga on Friday filed his first nomination paper to contest from Champhai, on Mizoram-Myanmar border which brought him to the state legislature for four consecutive assembly polls since 1987 including the last one in 1998.

Champhai constituency would witness two giants - Zoramthanga and former Chief Minister and state PCC chief Lal Thanhawla engaged in a battle.

Lal Thanhawla, who filed his second paper to contest from Serchhip constituency today, earlier filed his papers from Champhai from where he had been elected in 1978, 1979.

At Serchhip Lal Thanhawla is pitted against MPC-ZNP alliance nominee C Lalramzuava, an advocate by profession, and jerome Sawilaia, a rebel MPC candidate sponsored by MPC leader of the constituency and the ruling MNF.

First Published: Nov 03, 2003 19:51 IST