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In Mizoram, an electoral victory like never before

The emergence of ZPM as a strong contender and eventual champ suggests that regionalism is alive and kicking in Mizoram

Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) workers celebrate party's lead during the counting of votes for the Mizoram assembly election in Aizawl on Monday, (PTI)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 12:15 AM IST

In Mizoram, a new politics

The ZPM’s rise to office marks a break with the patronage politics of traditional parties

ZPM chief and party's chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma being greeted by his supporters in Mizoram on Monday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 10:13 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

ZPM ends MNF, Congress hegemony in Mizoram; sweeps polls

Mizoram has been ruled by MNF and the Congress since the state’s formation in 1987 and this is the first time another party has been able to break that trend

ZPM chief and party's chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma being greeted by his supporters in Mizoram on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 07:15 PM IST

Loss due to anti-incumbency, impact of Covid: MNF chief Zoramthanga

MNF, which had bagged 26 of the total 40 seats in the state in 2018, managed to secure just 10 seats this time

Outgoing Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga (HT file)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Lalduhoma: An IPS-turned-politician who reshaped Mizoram politics

Lalduhoma’s vast experience both as a police officer and politician across various parties is expected to be very handy in his new role

Zoram People's Movement chief and Mizoram CM candidate Lalduhoma. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Who is ZPM's Lalthansanga, who defeated Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in Aizawl?

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga was defeated from his seat Aizawl East I by rival candidate Lalthansanga, a leader of Zoram People's Movement.

ZPM vice president Lalthansanga defeated Mizoram CM Zoramthanga in Aizawl East I. (Photo - Facebook)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 02:51 PM IST
ByVaishnawi Sinha

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga loses Aizawl East I seat to ZPM's Lalthansanga

Mizoram election results 2023: CM Zoramthanga has lost the polls from the Aizawl East I seat to his rival canidate, ZPM's Lalthansanga.

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:57 PM IST
ByVaishnawi Sinha,

Mizoram Assembly Election Results 2023: Full list of winners seat-wise

Mizoram assembly election results 2023: Here is the full list of winning candidates for all 40 constituencies in Mizoram, with MNF and ZPM in a close battle.

The results of the Mizoram assembly elections 2023 are due today, December 4. (PTI)(PTI)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 08:31 AM IST

Poll-bound | Who could become Mizoram’s next Chief Minister?

The decision of the electorate will be revealed next month. Here's a look at the contenders for the top post

Like Zoramthanga, Lalduhoma has been a key player in Mizoram’s politics for close to four decades and his long and diverse career will come in handy if he becomes the next CM.(Mizoram assembly official website)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 08:34 PM IST

Poll strategy | The key strategists of all parties in Mizoram

The fight for the 40 assembly seats in Mizoram may seem like one between two regional parties, the MNF and the ZPM. However, the Congress and the BJP have

A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink (AFP File Photo)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 07:18 PM IST

Terms of Trade | A state-wise look at the stakes in upcoming assembly polls

It's not quite the semis before the final, as many would have you believe. But, the impact of the results on the rest of India can't be overlooked, either

ECI shares glimpses of the comic books that will create awareness about elections among children
Published on Nov 03, 2023 03:57 PM IST

'Will oppose NDA on any issue that is against interest of people': Mizoram CM

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga hopes to buck anti-incumbency and is banking on Mizo nationalism, fueled by the Manipur ethnic violence, to retain power for another term

Mizo National Front president and Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga.
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 06:10 AM IST

ZPM only genuine regional party in Mizoram; don’t have bosses in Delhi: Lalduhoma

ZPM won eight of the 40 seats in the 2018 polls to emerge as the second-largest party in the Mizoram assembly relegating the ruling Congress to the third spot

Zoram Peoples Movement leader Lalduhoma. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 27, 2023 03:14 PM IST

Manipur, Myanmar shadow on Mizo polls

The events in Myanmar and Manipur, which have people who share kinship ties with Mizos, have cast a shadow on the goings-on in Aizawl.

Mizoram chief minister and and Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga (File Photo)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 10:21 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Rahul Gandhi accuses Mizoram parties of furthering RSS-BJP’s interests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the Congress believes that all religions and cultures must be protected while hoping his party would be voted back to power in Christian-majority state

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Aizawl on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 01:10 PM IST

The enduring Mizoram Peace Accord of 1986, a lesson in peace and how to maintain

The enduring Mizoram Peace Accord is an example of what can be achieved if all stakeholders decide to work towards peace, and maintain it.

More than god, the people of the state and protracted negotiations between several stakeholders brought peace to Mizoram.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 04:51 PM IST
ByEzrelia Delidia Fanai

AAP to challenge Centre's ordinance in Rajya Sabha. Parties that support so far

With Samajwadi Party's support today, a total of nine political parties have backed AAP so far.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(ANI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 08:28 PM IST

BJP sweeps ADC village council polls in Mizoram; state party president hails win

While BJP won 41 out of the total 99 village councils, MNF bagged 25, followed by Congress who managed to get 8 while the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) secured 1 village council

Elections to the village council of the autonomous district council were held on April 18. (HT file image)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:25 PM IST
ByEzrela Dalidia Fanai

‘Air, road, rail connectivity to all NE capitals by 2025’: Amit Shah in Mizoram

Union home minister Amit Shah said that incidents of violence in the northeastern region have come down significantly since 2014 and there is a new era of peace and development

Union home minister Amit Shah addressed a public meeting in Mizoram’s Aizawl on Saturday. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 03:44 PM IST

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

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.

Mizoram’s BJP chief says largesse from the Centre will help the BJP to retain power in the autonomous district councils.(TWITTER/@Vanlalhmuaka11.)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By

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

The new cell with six members will be formally inaugurated on Wednesday and will function out of the BJP’s state headquarters.

The missionary cell will be headed by the BJP’s newly-inducted member in the state Lalhriatrenga Chhangte.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 10:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Congress members merge with BJP in Mizoram autonomous council

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.

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)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By

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

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.

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)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

Mizoram becomes a dry state after 4 years

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.

According to Mizoram excise and narcotics department, there has been an increase in alcohol-related death since 2015 when prohibition was lifted.(HT photo)
Published on May 28, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByHT Correspondent

Mizoram cabinet approves Liquor Prohibition Bill

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 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)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Aizawl | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.

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)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

Normal life in Manipur and Nagaland was disrupted as organisations had announced a complete shutdown on Monday in protest against the citizenship bill.

Students of Dibrugarh University stage a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, in Dibrugarh, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Shillong | BySadiq Naqvi and David Laitphlang, I

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

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.

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)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 01:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati/Imphal | ByDavid Laitphlang, Sadiq Naqvi, Sobhapati Samom

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

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.

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)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Mizo National Front leader Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram chief minister

Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony in Aizawl.

Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 06:21 PM IST
Aizawl | By
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