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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 13, 2018 02:21 PM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: How the Congress lost its last bastion in the North-east

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Unlike Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland, the BJP has not made big gains in Mizoram in terms of seats. To be sure, the BJP will have an MLA in the MIzoram assembly for the first time.
Mizoram assembly elections 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 elections 2018: Mizo National Front (MNF) workers hold up party flag as they celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly elections, in Aizawl.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 10:06 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: High-octane battle expected between Congress, MNF

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Mizoram votes for a new assembly on November 28. The state has over 7,68,000 lakh voters (3,93,000 women) who will decide the fate of 209 candidates, 18 of whom are women. There will be 1,164 polling stations across the eight districts.
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)
Electoral officials demonstrate how to use an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Kasko Reang refugee camp, in Panisagar sub-division of Mizoram Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Assembly election in Mizroram is slated for November 28, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Mizoram assembly election 2018: Poll machinery ready for free and fair elections, says chief electoral officer

The Congress has been in power in Mizoram since 2008 and is eyeing a third consecutive term. In the 2013 elections, the Congress had won 34 seats, while the MNF got five and the Mizoram People’s Conference one.
The election machinery is fully prepared to conduct free and fair polls to the 40-member Mizoram Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the state’s chief electoral officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said Monday.(AFP Photo)
The election machinery is fully prepared to conduct free and fair polls to the 40-member Mizoram Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the state’s chief electoral officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said Monday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 07:29 PM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parashar

Mizoram CM among nine candidates facing criminal cases: Report

Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is another bigwig fighting criminal charges, the report of the Mizoram Election Watch (MEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is among the nine candidates facing criminal cases out of over 20(PTI)
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is among the nine candidates facing criminal cases out of over 20(PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: National People’s Party key in polls, says Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) is trying to woo the tribals and Christians in poll-bound Mizoram , hoping to make inroads into another state in the country’s northeast.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said his party NPP is the only one working for tribespeople and Christians.(PTI/File Photo)
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma said his party NPP is the only one working for tribespeople and Christians.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 06:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

Mizoram assembly election: Bru refugees living in Tripura to vote in inter-state village

The place of voting for 11,232 Bru voters has become the most controversial issue in the run up to the Mizoram Assembly polls, leading to replacement of the Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank in less than two weeks ahead of the elections to the 40-member House.
Displaced Bru refugee families board a bus to return to Mizoram as part of a home ministry-sponsored rehabilitation package, in Agartala, Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018. Those still living in Tripura will cast their votes in an inter-border village in Mizoram’s Mamit district during the November 28 assembly elections.(PTI File)
Displaced Bru refugee families board a bus to return to Mizoram as part of a home ministry-sponsored rehabilitation package, in Agartala, Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018. Those still living in Tripura will cast their votes in an inter-border village in Mizoram’s Mamit district during the November 28 assembly elections.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 11:55 AM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

Development in Mizoram on vacation under Congress, says former CM Zoramthanga

With the ruling Congress battling anti-incumbency and desertions, the MNF is confident of returning to power after a 10-year gap. The state votes for a new assembly on November 28.
Former Mizoram chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga.(HT Photo)
Former Mizoram chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Utpal Parashar

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Liquor ban a poll issue for all parties

All major political parties say they are serious when it comes to liquor -- whether to ban it or not, and whether to ban it fully or partially.
While the ruling Congress is against total prohibition, the main opposition MNF wants a complete ban on liquor(Hindustan Times file photo)
While the ruling Congress is against total prohibition, the main opposition MNF wants a complete ban on liquor(Hindustan Times file photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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Mizoram | By Press Trust of India

Mizoram assembly elections: BJP has never recorded a win but it’s a poll issue this time

Mizoram assembly elections: In a state where Christians comprise 87% of the population, the BJP’s pro-Hindutva image doesn’t have many takers. But most agree that it might not just open its account, but could influence government formation as well, in the event of a hung verdict.
Five years ago, BJP fielded 17 candidates for the 40 assembly seats in Meghalaya. But it garnered just 0.37% vote share (2,139 votes).(AFP)
Five years ago, BJP fielded 17 candidates for the 40 assembly seats in Meghalaya. But it garnered just 0.37% vote share (2,139 votes).(AFP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar

Ban on liquor may return in Mizoram after assembly polls as parties strive to woo voters

In 2015, the state’s Congress government lifted a ban on liquor imposed since 1997. But there is opposition to lifting of the ban by some regional parties and church bodies in the state.
Mizoram is gearing up for assembly elections on November 28.(AFP File Photo)
Mizoram is gearing up for assembly elections on November 28.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar

211 contestants file nominations for Mizoram assembly elections

Elections will be held in Mizoram on November 28.
Polling officials put an ink mark on a voter's finger after during panchayat election at a polling booth in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Polling officials put an ink mark on a voter's finger after during panchayat election at a polling booth in Howrah district of West Bengal.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 07:20 PM IST
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Aizawl | By Press Trust of India

Mizoram Assembly speaker, dropped from Congress list of candidates, joins BJP

Mizoram assembly elections 2018: Speaker Hiphei said on Monday that he has resigned from his post, the House, as well as the Congress, just a little over three weeks ahead of assembly elections. He later joined the BJP.
Mizoram Speaker Hiphei joins BJP.(ANI/Twitter)
Mizoram Speaker Hiphei joins BJP.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Aizawl/Guwahati | By Press Trust of India

Christmas in Mizoram will be under BJP rule, says Amit Shah

Mizoram, the last citadel of the Congress in the North East, will go to polls on November 28.
BJP national president Amit Shah with Assam chief minister Sarbanada Sonwal and other party leaders during a visit to Kamakhya Temple, in Guwahati on October 17.(PTI Photo)
BJP national president Amit Shah with Assam chief minister Sarbanada Sonwal and other party leaders during a visit to Kamakhya Temple, in Guwahati on October 17.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
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