Mizoram Assembly election 2018: Congress released 40 candidates list

Mizoram Assembly election 2018: Congress released 40 candidates list

Mizoram Assembly election 2018: Congress announced the names of all the candidates on Wednesday for the assembly elections on November 28 in Mizoram. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla will contest from two constituencies. The Central Election Committee of the Congress (CEC) selected candidates and CEC in-charge, and General Secretary Mukul Wasnik announced this list on yesterday night. The Chief Minister will contest from Champhai (South) and Serchhip seats. Both seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes category. In the northeast region of the country, Mizoram is the only state which is ruled by Congress for a long time. BJP is trying to remove Congress from power in Mizoram.

The nomination process will start from November 2 and the names will be filed till 9 November. Polls for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly will be held on November 28 and counting of votes will be followed on December 11.

Bhartiya Janata Party had already announced the names of its candidates. On October 21, the party had released its first list for Mizoram Assembly elections 2018, in which total  13 names declared for major constituencies. 

Mizoram Assembly election 2018

The candidate list has been announced two days after Congress MLA Hmingdailova Khiangte resigned from the membership of the Mizoram house becoming the fourth legislator of the ruling party to do so ahead of the November 28 state assembly poll.

Resignations from the Congress began when the state home minister R Lalziriliana and second-in-command of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla’s council of ministers, stepped down as minister on September 14 protesting against the government’s refusal to create a separate Saitual district comprising his home turf Tawi seat.

State Home Minister Lalzirliana was expelled from the post of vice-president of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) and the primary membership of the party on September 17, 2018. He later joined opposition Mizo National Front on October 15.

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