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Mizoram Elections Latest News And Updates 2018

July 03, 2018 11:56 AM
According to a report, during the polls, MLAs from 11 states spent over 50% of the expenditure limit. Among the states, Kerala tops the list with spending cap's 70.14%. Gujarat came second with 58.7% and Uttarakhand ranked third with 57.8%. The..... Read More
May 13, 2015 09:44 AM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday filled up vacancies of governors in four northeastern states while shifting two governors. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan comminique, V. Shanmuganthan has now been appointed as the governor of Meghalaya wher..... Read More
March 30, 2015 10:44 AM
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and officials on Sunday paid their last respects to the three Mizoram policemen who were gunned down by militants on Saturday. Announcing an ex-gratia payment of Rs.7 lakh fo..... Read More
February 26, 2015 03:53 PM
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Meghalaya has joined the railway network and Arunachal Pradesh has been linked with the national capital. "We are committed to provide rail connectivity to northeastern states and Megh..... Read More
February 20, 2015 12:02 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram on their statehood day. Extending his greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, the prime minister said: "Warmest greetings on the statehood day of ..... Read More
February 11, 2015 12:30 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur and Tripura on Saturday to review the law and order situation and assess the repatriation of tribal refugees, sheltered in Tripura for more than 17 years, an official said in Agartala on Wednesda..... Read More
December 30, 2014 04:53 PM
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarter..... Read More
November 01, 2014 04:37 PM
Lalmalsawma, who was working as a principal secretary with the Delhi government, has taken over charge as Mizoram's new chief secretary, an official said here on Saturday. "Lalmalsawma took the charge as Mizoram's chief secretary ..... Read More
September 16, 2014 06:01 PM
Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul Tuesday took additional charge as the governor of Mizoram. Paul was sworn-in as the state's 14th governor by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of the Gauhati High Court in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. ..... Read More
August 18, 2014 04:21 PM
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Regi..... Read More

Quick facts on Mizoram Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies1
Assembly Constituencies 40
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyMizo National Front
Chief MinisterPu Lalthanhawla
GovernorKummanam Rajasekharan
Chief Electoral OfficerS B Shashank
AddressTuikhuahtlang, Aizawl - 796001

Bye Election Results 2015

AC No.AC NameWinner Candidate NamePartyVotesRunner-up Candidate NamePartyVotes
12Aizawl North-iiiLal ThanzaraINC6175K. VanlalvenaMizo National Front2790

Mizoram Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The Indian National Congress (INC) won the lone seat of Mizoram state for the Lok Sabha polls 2014. It was declared a state in 1987 and at that time it was represented by only one constituency.
Presently, the Indian National Congress is in power in the state and Lal Thanhawla is the Chief Minister of the state. The political parties formed raised issues during the poll campaigns in the state. BJP raised issues of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the state. INC focused on local issues. The opinion polls suggested that the INC was expected to continue its stronghold in the state.

North Eastern hilly state of Mizoram is one of the smallest and newest states in India. It shares an international boundary with Bangladesh and Burma. Mizoram was earlier part of Assam and was established as an independent state in 1987. It was 23rd state of India. The major political parties of Mizoram are the Indian National Congress, the Mizo National Front, and many others such as the Maraland Democratic Front, the Zoram Nationalist Party, and the Mizoram People's Conference.

About Mizoram Elections

The north eastern hilly state of Mizoram shares an international boundary with Bangladesh and Burma, and is one of the smallest and newest states in the country. Originally part of Assam, Mizoram became a Union Territory in 1972 following the North East Reorganization act of 1972. Elections were held to the Union Territory seats in the parliament and the first representative was Pu Sangliana of the Mizo Union Party.

In 1961, the Mizo National Front was constituted under Mr Laldenga. The party was outlawed in 1967 owing to its secessionist agenda. However, the Indian Government signed a memorandum with the Mizo National Front in 1986 and the state of Mizoram came into existence on 20th February 1987. It became the 23rd state of India. The first State Assembly was constituted in 1987 with 40 elected members.

Mizoram has a unicameral state legislature with only one house in the state legislative assembly. The Legislative assembly or the Vidhan Sabha conducts the different sessions of the house at Aizawl, the capital of the state. The total number of state assembly constituencies is 40. The 40 members of the state legislative assembly are elected every five years.

The state also conducts elections to the three autonomous district councils for ethnic tribal areas to ensure local governance at grassroots for these regions within the state of Mizoram. These three councils are the Chakma Autonomous District council, Lai Autonomous District council, and Mara Autonomous District council.

The states are allocated seats in the Indian parliament on the basis of the population of the state. The ratio of the number of seats in the parliament and the population of the state is the same for all states in the country. As the population of Mizoram is one of the lowest in the country, the state is represented by one member in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha. The current Rajya Sabha MP is Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau. The sitting Lok Sabha MP is Shri C L Ruala of the INC. The Mizoram Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituency is reserved for a candidate belonging to Scheduled Tribe. See Mizoram Assembly Election 2013 Results

Congress won the Mizoram assembly elections of 2013 by a huge margin. The INC has won absolute majority by acquiring 34 of the 40 seats in the elections, defeating Mizo National Front, Mizoram People’s Conference, as well the ZNP. The rival party, Mizo National Front, bagged 5 seats: Tuikum, Saiha, Aizawl West-I, Aizawl West-II, Aizawl West-III, as compared with three seats in 2008 assembly elections.

The chief minister of Mizoram, Pu Lalthanhawla was ready to serve the state for the second time. He won from two seats - Serchhip and Hrangturzo. The next Assembly polls are tentatively scheduled around December 2018.

The chief minister of Mizoram, Lal Thanhawla is ready to serve the state for the second time. He has won from two seats - Serchhip and Hrangturzo.

Main Political Parties

  • The Indian National Congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party
  • The Janata Dal
  • Mizo National Front
  • Mizo People's Conference
  • Mizo Union
  • Mizoram Nationalist Party
  • Maraland Democratic Front

Constituencies In Mizoram

The state has 40 assembly constituencies out of which 39 are reserved for Scheduled tribes. Some of the constituencies in the state are Hachhek, Dampa, Mamit, Tuirial, Kolasib, Serlui, Tawi, Aizawl North -I, Aizawl North -II, Aizawl North -III, Aizawl East-I, Aizawl east-II, Aizawl West-II, Aizawl West-I, Aizawl West-III, Aizawl south-I, Aizawl; south-II, Aizawal south-III, Lengteng, Tuichang, Champhai North, Champai south, Serchhip, Lunglei North, Lunglei South, Thorang, Saiha, and Palak.

State Legislative Assembly

The last assembly elections were held in December 2008. The number of eligible voters was 6,11,124 lakh.

The Indian National Congress (INC) won 34 out of 40 Vidhan Sabha seats. The Mizo National Front won 5 seats, and others won 1. The INC had a clear majority and formed the government.

The current Chief Minister and the Leader of the House is Pu Lalthanhawla. He has been the CM since 11th December 2008. The speaker of the state legislative assembly is Shri Hiphei. The Deputy Speaker is Shri R. Lalrinawma. The Governor of the state is Kummanam Rajashekaran.

Mizoram State Legislative Assembly is one of the first in the country to telecast live the proceeding of its sessions of the house through local television channels. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Mizoram...

State Assembly Election History

The state had witnessed President's rule being imposed twice; the first time was in 1977 and the second time was from September 1988 to January 1989.

Mizoram Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers in Mizoram

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Pu LalthanhawlaDec 11, 2008PresentINC
2Pu ZoramthangaDec 3, 1998Dec 11, 2008MNF
3Pu LalthanhawlaJan 24, 1989Dec 3, 1998INC
4President's ruleSep 7, 1988Jan 24, 1989
5Pu LaldengaAug 21, 1986Sep 7, 1988MNF
6Pu LalthanhawlaMay 5, 1984Aug 20, 1986INC
7Thenphunga SailoMay 8, 1979May 4, 1984MPC
8President's ruleNov 10, 1978May 8, 1979
9Thenphunga SailoJun 2, 1978Nov 10, 1978MPC
10President's ruleMay 11, 1977Jun 1, 1978
11Ch. ChhungaMay 3, 1972May 10, 1977Mizo Union

List of Governors in Mizoram

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Kummanam RajasekharanMay 29, 2018Current
2Nirbhay SharmaMay 26, 2015May 28, 2018
3Keshari Nath TripathMar 28, 2015May 13, 2015
4Aziz QureshiJan 9, 2015Mar 28, 2015
5K. SankaranarayananAug 24, 2014Jan 9, 2015
6Shri Vinod Kumar DuggalAug 8, 2014Aug 24, 2014
7Dr. Kamla BeniwalJul 6, 2014Aug 8, 2014
8Shri Vakkom Purushothaman Aug 26, 2011Jul 6, 2014
9Lt. Gen (Retd) M.M.Lakhera Jul 25, 2006Aug 25, 2011
10Amolak Rattan Kohli May 18, 2001Jul 24, 2006
11Ved Marwah (additional charge) Dec 1, 2000May 17, 2001
12A.Padmanabhan May 2, 1998Nov 30, 2000
13Dr A.P.Mukherjee Jan 29, 1998May 1, 1998
14P.R.Kyndiah Feb 10, 1993Jan 28, 1998
15Swaraj Kaushal Feb 8, 1990Feb 9, 1993
16Capt W.A.Sangma Jul 21, 1989Feb 7, 1990
17General K. V. Krishna Rao (additional charge) May 1, 1989Jul 20, 1989
18Hiteswar Saikia Feb 20, 1987Apr 30, 1989
19H.Saikia Dec 11, 1986Feb 19, 1987
20H.S.Dubey Aug 10, 1983Dec 10, 1986
21S.N.Kohli Apr 16, 1981Aug 9, 1983
22N.P.Mathur Sep 27, 1977Apr 15, 1981
23S.K.Chibber Jun 13, 1974Sep 26, 1977
24S.P.Mukherjee Apr 24, 1972Jun 12, 1974

Cabinet Ministers of Mizoram

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Political & Cabinet,Vigilance, General Administration Department,Secretariat Administration, Personnel & Administrative,Reforms Information & Public Relations, Public Works,Power & Electricity, District Council AffairsLal Thanhawla
Home (including Prisons & Sainik Welfare Resettlement), Agriculture, Rural Development, Excise & NarcoticsR. Lalzirliana
Higher & Technical Education, Art & Culture, Land Revenue & Settlement, Parliamentary AffairsR.Romawia
Finance, Planning & Programme Implementation,Taxation, Law & JudicialLalsawta
School Education, Industries including Directorate of Mining & Mineral Resources, Trade & CommerceH. Rohluna
Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Sports & Youth Services, Public Health EngineeringZodintluanga
Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Transport, TourismJohn Rotluangliana
Horticulture, Local Administration Department, Social WelfareP.C.Lalthanliana
Minister of state, Health & Family Welfare, Minor Irrigation, Information & Communication Technology.( He will assist the Chief Minister in PWD & P&E Department )Lal Thanzara
Minister of state, Environment & Forests, Cooperation, Labour, Employment & Industrial Training,Soil & Water ConservationLalrinmawia Ralte
Minister of state, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation, Printing & StationeryC.Ngunlianchunga
Minister of state, Sericulture, FisheriesDr B.D. Chakma

Rajya Sabha Members from Mizoram

Shri Lalhming Liana Mizo National Front 19/07/2008 to 18/07/2014

Last Updated on Aug 24, 2018

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