Mizoram meeting ballot outcomes to be out immediately


GUWAHATI: With ballot outcomes declared on Sunday for 4 out of the 5 states that went to meeting elections final month, all eyes are actually set on counting of votes in Mizoram on Monday.

Polling for the Mizoram meeting elections noticed a voter turnout of 80.66% on November 7. (PTI)

The counting of votes in Mizoram was earlier scheduled for Sunday together with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. However, following appeals by political events and organisations citing particular significance of Sunday for the individuals of Mizoram, a Christian-majority state, the Election Commission on November 29 deferred the counting to Monday.

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In the northeastern state, which voted to elect its 40-member legislative meeting on November 7, 4 main contenders are within the fray — the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Most exit polls have predicted a decent contest between the 2 regional events — MNF and ZPM. While two exit polls, performed by India Today-Axis and Jan ki Baat-News 18, have projected ZPM as favourites, two others — ABP-Cvoter and P-Marg — gave benefit to the MNF. The Congress has been projected at third place adopted by the BJP by the exit polls.

“The exit polls may say anything. But I am confident that MNF will get majority on its own and return to power,” Vanlalzawma, MNF vice-president, stated.

ZPM chief Lalduhoma refused to touch upon the exit polls, however expressed confidence of forming the following authorities.

“We have done our bit. Now it’s up to providence on what the results will be. I haven’t seen the exit polls and don’t want to comment on them,” state Congress president Lalsawta stated.

In 2018, the MNF ousted the Congress from energy by successful 26 seats. The ZPM, which was fashioned a 12 months earlier than the earlier polls, got here second successful eight seats, relegating the Congress, which bagged 5, to the third spot. The BJP made its debut within the Christian-majority state by successful a lone seat.

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While MNF, ZPM and Congress have fielded candidates in all 40 seats, the BJP is contesting in 23 constituencies. A complete of 174 candidates, together with 16 girls and 17 Independents, have been within the fray. The outgoing meeting had no girls legislator.

Polling for the Mizoram meeting elections noticed a voter turnout of 80.66% on November 7. The Election Commission stated it has made elaborate preparations for the counting of votes, which can be held at 13 areas throughout the state on Monday.

“There will be 40 counting halls in all. Around 4,000 counting and other support staff would be on duty,” chief electoral officer (CEO) Madhup Vyas knowledgeable. “To ensure security, 10 companies of central armed police forces (CAPF) and around 2,000 personnel from Mizoram police would also be engaged.”

Elections in Mizoram have largely centered across the Congress and the MNF, with the 2 events being within the energy at completely different durations because the formation of the state in 1987. This time round, nonetheless, the ZPM has emerged as a severe contender within the state.

“The regional parties, MNF and ZPM, are in a tight race and clearly ahead of the two national parties, Congress and BJP. The grand old party’s aims of a revival won’t succeed and BJP won’t be able to win more than three seats,” J Doungel, professor of political science at Mizoram University, stated.

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