Landslide for Congress in Mizoram


Chief Minister Lalthanhawla

AIZAWL:– While the Mizo National Front did badly in the just completed stat elections, Chief Minister Lalthanhawla is all set to form the next government in Mizoram after leading the Congress to a comprehensive win in the State Assembly elections, with the party winning over 32 of the 38 seats.

The main Opposition coalition, Mizoram Democratic Alliance, comprising the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC), managed to hold on to four of the 34 seats declared.

Lalthanhawla won from both Serchhip and Hrangturzo consitituencies. He won the Serchhip seat narrowly by just 734 votes defeating MNF candidate C Lalramzauva.

On the other hand, MNF president Zoramthanga, who had lost the 2008 election, too, lost again from East Tuipui, putting a cloud over the future the MNF leadership. All MNF heavyweights have lost this time.

The Ministers who retained their seats are Home Minister R Lalzirliana, Cooperation Minister JH Rothuama, PC Zoram Sangliana (Transport), H Rohluna (Forests), Lalrinliana Sailo (Health), Lalsawta (Education), Zodintluanga (Sports) and PC Lalthanliana (Social Welfare).

Another prominent loser was the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) chief Lalduhawma, who lost from two seats – Aizawl West-I and Kolasib. PP Thawla, president of the Maraland Democratic Party (MDP), also lost to Dr K Beichua of the Congress – a newcomer.

The main issue on which the Congress fought the elections this time was the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), being implemented since 2011. The party promised to continue with its implementation. Under the NLUP, every family is entitled to get Rs one lakh.

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