MNF wins Mizo LS election seat
The ruling Mizo National Front, bags the lone Mizoram LS seat as well as the by-poll to the Kolasib assembly seat.
The ruling Mizo National Front, a constituent of the NDA, bagged the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat as well as the by-poll to the Kolasib assembly seat after counting was completed in all polling stations, except for two situated in the southernmost Lawngtlai assembly segment.
Vanlalzawma of the MNF won by defeating his nearest Mizoram Secular Force-sponsored Independent candidate, Laltluangliana Khiangte, by a margin of 21,582 votes, a huge margin in a small parliamentary constituency like Mizoram having total electorate of 5,49,945 only.
Vanlalzawma secured 1,78,271 votes while Laltluangliana Khiangte bagged 1,56,689 votes. Tlangdingliana, a former champion wrestler, secured 5,970 votes.
The ruling MNF candidate, lecturer by profession and a special worker, was elected for the second consecutive term in the lower house of Parliament.
Earlier, he was elected as an independent candidate in 1999 parliamentary polls by defeating his nerest rival, former state assembly speaker, Rokamlova, also an Independent, by a margin of 68,659 votes.