Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Here is all you need to know about Mizoram
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in 7 phases starting April 11. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
One of India’s smallest states, Mizoram has only one Lok Sabha seat which the Congress won in 2014.
The state had vehemently opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and several organizations observed a ‘black day’ in February with agitators came out on the streets with placards saying ‘Hello Independent Republic of Mizoram’.
The Mizo National Front returned to power in the state in December 2018 winning 26 seats in the 40-member House.
Here’s all that you need to know about the Lok Sabha elections in Mizoram:
Date of poll: April 11
Date of counting: May 23
Ruling party/coalition in the state: Mizo National Front (MNF)
Number of Lok Sabha seats in the state:1
Party wise break-up of the Lok Sabha seats: CONG: 1
Number of voters in the state: 702,170
Voter turnout in 2014 : 61.95%
Number of assembly seats: 40
Partywise break-up of assembly seats: MNF: 26, BJP:1, CONG: 5, ZPM: 8
Key leaders across parties: MNF: Zoramthanga, CONG: Lalthanhawla, CL Ruala
Key issues: 1. Citizenship Amendment Bill