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Mizoram’s BJP chief says largesse from the Centre will help the BJP to retain power in the autonomous district councils.(TWITTER/@Vanlalhmuaka11.)

Ahead of polls, all Congress members of Mizoram autonomous council join BJP

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:51 AM IST
The development comes ahead of next month’s polls to the LADC located in Lawngtlai district. The LADC has 25 total members of whom 8 are from Mizo National Front (MNF) and 4 former Congress members who resigned from the party last week.
The missionary cell will be headed by the BJP’s newly-inducted member in the state Lalhriatrenga Chhangte.(HT PHOTO.)
The missionary cell will be headed by the BJP’s newly-inducted member in the state Lalhriatrenga Chhangte.(HT PHOTO.)

BJP to set up missionary cell in Mizoram to fight anti-Christian party tag

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:16 AM IST
The new cell with six members will be formally inaugurated on Wednesday and will function out of the BJP’s state headquarters.
Fifteen Congress members of MADC signed the decision to merge with the BJP, while five others gave consent over the phone. The Congress members include three who have been nominated.(AFP)
Fifteen Congress members of MADC signed the decision to merge with the BJP, while five others gave consent over the phone. The Congress members include three who have been nominated.(AFP)

Congress members merge with BJP in Mizoram autonomous council

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 09:30 AM IST
Chief executive member N Zakhai of Mara Autonomous Development Council (MADC) wrote to its chairperson H Sahlo last week informing about the merger with the BJP, which has two members.
Lone Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram, Lalrosanga will oppose the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill tooth and nail if the central government continues to strive for its legislation without giving necessary exemption to Mizoram and the north-eastern states.(YouTube)
Lone Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram, Lalrosanga will oppose the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill tooth and nail if the central government continues to strive for its legislation without giving necessary exemption to Mizoram and the north-eastern states.(YouTube)

Mizo National Front’s support to NDA will be issue-based: Lalrosanga

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Lone Lok Sabha MP from Mizoram, C Lalrosanga said he would support the Narendra Modi government on issues which are good for the country in general and for the Mizo people in particular.
According to Mizoram excise and narcotics department, there has been an increase in alcohol-related death since 2015 when prohibition was lifted.(HT photo)
According to Mizoram excise and narcotics department, there has been an increase in alcohol-related death since 2015 when prohibition was lifted.(HT photo)

Mizoram becomes a dry state after 4 years

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 11:30 PM IST
The present Mizo National Front (MNF) government, which came to power last year with prohibition as one of its main promises, passed the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Bill 2019 in the state assembly on March 20.
The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) had promised during the state assembly election in November last year that if voted to power it would ensure total prohibition in the northeast state.(HT/Picture for representation)
The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) had promised during the state assembly election in November last year that if voted to power it would ensure total prohibition in the northeast state.(HT/Picture for representation)

Mizoram cabinet approves Liquor Prohibition Bill

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 01:48 PM IST
The Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Zoramthanga on Friday approved the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition Bill, 2019, an official said. The Bill would be introduced in the state Assembly during the Budget session starting from March 20, the official added.
The citizenship bill and triple talaq bill, which were facing strong resistance from the opposition and even from some of the BJP’s allies, are set to lapse in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
The citizenship bill and triple talaq bill, which were facing strong resistance from the opposition and even from some of the BJP’s allies, are set to lapse in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

Citizenship bill that unsettled Northeast set to lapse as Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 01:48 PM IST
In a meeting on January 29, ten regional outfits including allies of the BJP, the National Peoples’ Party (NPP), in Meghalaya, the Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) among others had passed a resolution opposing the Citizenship bill.
Students of Dibrugarh University stage a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, in Dibrugarh, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Students of Dibrugarh University stage a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, in Dibrugarh, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.(PTI Photo)

Protests intensify against citizenship bill in northeast; parties rush to Delhi to stall amendment

Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Shillong | By Sadiq Naqvi and David Laitphlang, I
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Normal life in Manipur and Nagaland was disrupted as organisations had announced a complete shutdown on Monday in protest against the citizenship bill.
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati.(AFP)
Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) along with 30 indigenous organizations take out a torch light procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment bill in Guwahati.(AFP)

Budget: 21% increase in allocation to north-east evokes mixed reaction

Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati/Imphal | By David Laitphlang, Sadiq Naqvi, Sobhapati Samom
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:01 PM IST
The Centre’s proposal to increase allocation to the north-east by 21% in the interim budget has evoked mixed reactions in the region with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies welcoming it and the Opposition criticising the move.
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)

Mizoram to have dry Christmas, New Year as MNF takes steps toward imposing total prohibition

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST
The new Mizo National Front, which had made reimposing prohibition a poll promise, has decided to stop the sale of liquor by government agencies, and bring a legislation to stop sale by private players.
Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister.(ANI)
Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister.(ANI)

Mizo National Front leader Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram chief minister

Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony in Aizawl.
Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)
Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)

Mizoram assembly election 2018: Mizoram Assembly will have no woman MLA

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Political analysts attributed the failure of women to win the assembly election to the Mizo society being strictly patriarchal and the major political party’s refusal to field women candidates.
Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl on December 11.(PTI Photo)
Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl on December 11.(PTI Photo)

36 out of 40 MLAs in Mizoram are crorepatis: ADR

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 07:14 AM IST
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.
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga is set to reurn as Mizoram CM(HT Photo)

Zoramthanga: Second coming for the former rebel turned politician

UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Tuesday’s emphatic victory where Zoramthanga’s party won 26 of the total 40 seats in Mizoram is one positive swing, which the 74-year old would cherish.
People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
People walk inside the premises of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Assembly election results 2018: After 5 unsuccessful attempts, BJP tastes first victory in Mizoram

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga set to return as CM after decade, lists prohibition as topmost priority

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga, who led his Mizo National Front back to power to the state after a decade in the opposition, has three main priority areas when he takes over as chief minister.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga , whose party won a majority in the Mizoram assembly elections, dethroning the Congress from the last state it ruled in the northeast(File Photo)(HT)

Mizoram assembly polls: MNF returns to power as Congress loses last bastion in northeast

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parasher
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Mizoram assembly elections: In the 40-member assembly, the MNF bagged 26 seats, securing absolute majority on its own. Congress, which had been in power since 2008, came third with just 5 seats.
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)
Mizoram election resutlt: Zoramthanga, CM Candidate for Mizo National Front (MNF) Party(HT File Photo)

Mizoram election result: Mizoram doesn’t need BJP, says MNF’s CM candidate Zoramthanga

Hindustan Times, Aizwal | By Utpal Parasher
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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: Sweets being distributed at Mizo National Front office (MNF) as the party leads in trends in Mizoram.(ANI Photo)
Mizoram election results: Sweets being distributed at Mizo National Front office (MNF) as the party leads in trends in Mizoram.(ANI Photo)

Mizoram election results 2018: MNF won due to negative voting against govt, says ZPM leader Lalduhoma

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 04:37 PM IST
Mizoram election results 2018: The Mizo National Front (MNF) is set to return to power, having won or leading in 25 seats, according to latest trends.
A man displays the indelible ink mark on his index fingers after casting his vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP)
A man displays the indelible ink mark on his index fingers after casting his vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP)

Election Results 2018: Check your constituency results here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 02:49 PM IST
Out of the five states, two appear to be going in favour of Congress, while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Mizo National Front (MNF) are looking at a clear majorities in Telangana and Mizoram respectively.
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)

Mizoram election results: Mizo National Front (MNF) all set to return to power after 10-year gap

Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parasher and Syed Sadiq, Aizawl/guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 02:16 PM IST
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.
Assembly election result 2018: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was among the 21 opposition party leaders who on Monday agreed to work together to defeat the BJP.(AP)
Assembly election result 2018: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was among the 21 opposition party leaders who on Monday agreed to work together to defeat the BJP.(AP)

Assembly election result 2018: Countdown for 2019 begins, says Mamata Banerjee on BJP’s setback in state elections

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 05:01 PM IST
Assembly election result 2018: The leaders decided to lay a roadmap for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to oust the BJP from power by evolving a common strategy.
Congress party workers celebration after congress gets lead in state elections at AICC.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Congress party workers celebration after congress gets lead in state elections at AICC.(Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

Assembly elections result 2018: As results come in, parties begin celebrations across 5 states

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Assembly election result 2018: Congress had been banking on anti-incumbency in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to defeat the ruling BJP.
LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)
LIVE Mizoram election results: MNF president Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan after the party won 26 seats in the state assembly polls.(ANI/Twitter)

Mizoram election results Highlights: Zoramthanga meets Mizoram Governor, stakes claim to form government

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:45 PM IST

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.

Here are the highlights:

Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Kanhmun: A Bru tribal woman shows her identity card as she waits to cast her vote at a polling station for the state Assembly elections, at Kanhmun, Mizoram.(PTI)

Mizoram exit polls 2018: All you need to know

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 02:41 PM IST
Mizoram exit polls 2018: Around 770,000 people voted to decide the fate of 209 candidates,18 of whom were women, as the state went to polls for the eighth time since it was declared a state in 1987.
Former chief minister and MNF chief Zoramthanga told that his party and the BJP can never be allies in the hill state because of the saffron party’s Hindutva politics.(Rahul Karmakar)
Former chief minister and MNF chief Zoramthanga told that his party and the BJP can never be allies in the hill state because of the saffron party’s Hindutva politics.(Rahul Karmakar)

Amit Shah isn’t God, his prediction of BJP ruling for 50 years an exaggeration: MNF

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:18 PM IST
The Congress is not coming to power again in 2019 at the Centre and nobody can predict how many decades it will take to form the next government, the veteran politician from the north-east said.
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)
Mizoram elections 2018: Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla(PTI File Photo)

Mizoram elections 2018: CM Thanhawla among 9 candidates facing criminal charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:24 AM IST
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.
Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.
Voters wait outside a polling booth in Aizawl South. Unlike many other states, provision is made for voters to sit outside polling booths while waiting for their turn.

Mizoram assembly elections 2018 Highlights: 80% turnout in Mizoram, slight dip from 83.41 % in 2013

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:57 PM IST

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:

Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)
Election Commission official administers voting papers at a polling station at Bungthuam, on the outskirts of Aizwal, in Mizoram.(AFP Photo)

Mizoram polls: BJP looks to uproot Congress from last bastion in northeast

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 07:27 PM IST
In the 2013 elections, the Congress had won 34 seats, while its main opposition, the Mizo National Front (MNF), got five and the Mizoram People’s Conference bagged one seat in the 40-member assembly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned in Mizoram ahead of the November 28 assembly elections (FilePhoto)(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned in Mizoram ahead of the November 28 assembly elections (FilePhoto)(PTI)

Mizoram assembly election: BJP in centre, state will take Mizoram to new heights, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 08:08 PM IST
The saffron party has been contesting polls in Mizoram since 1993, but has failed to win any seat in the Christian-dominated state. This time it has fielded 39 candidates in the total 40 seats in the November 28 assembly elections and hopes to play a key role in formation of the next government.
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