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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Six candidates to fight for lone Mizoram constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Apr 11, 2019 10:23 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2019: The lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram is reserved for Scheduled Tribes

Mizoram is the only parliamentary constituency in the northeastern state of Mizoram and is reserved for the members of the Scheduled Tribes.

Voting for Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held on April 11 in Mizoram and results will be declared on May 23.(AFP file photo)
Voting for Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held on April 11 in Mizoram and results will be declared on May 23.(AFP file photo)

Eighty-three-year-old CL Ruala of the Congress is the sitting member of Parliament from the Mizoram Lok Sabha seat, which will see six candidates fighting the general election this year.

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The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) has fielded former Doordarshan director-general C Lalrosanga and Lalnghinglova Hmar, a journalist, has been nominated by the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM)-Congress combine.

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The BJP’s state vice-president and veteran Chakma politician Nirupam Chakma and former sailor TBC Lalvenchhunga of the newly-floated People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) are in the fray. Retired deputy controller of mines Lalhriatrenga Chhangte and Lalthlamuani, the only woman candidate, are also contesting the polls as Independent candidates.

Voting will be held on April 11 in Mizoram and results will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about Mizoram Lok Sabha seat:

State: Mizoram

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mizoram

2019 Candidates: Nirupam Chakma (BJP), C Lalrosanga (Mizo National Front)

Polling date: April 11

Sitting MP, party: CL Ruala, Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 6,154

Runner up name, party: Robert Romawia Royte, Independent

Number of voters in 2014: 433,201

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 61.69%

Number of women voters in 2014: 355,951

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,126

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