Mizoram Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014The Indian National Congress (INC) won the lone seat for Mizoram state for the Lok Sabha polls 2014. The smallest state in India, Mizoram, was developed in the year 1987. Being the smallest state, it is represented by only one constituency.
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. There is only one parliamentary constituency in Mizoram, and has the same name, i.e., Mizoram. It is reserved for ST candidates. 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.
Quick facts for Mizoram Elections
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||Indian National Congress|
|Chief Minister||Pu Lalthanhawla|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Lalmalsawma|
|Address||Tuikhuahtlang, Aizawl - 796001|
About Mizoram ElectionsThe 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 Lalmingliana of the Mizo National Front. 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
After the drastic fall Delhi, MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, there appeared a ray of hope for the Congress. The party has won the Mizoram assembly elections of 2013 by a huge margin.
The INC has won absolute majority by acquiring 33 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, Lal Thanhawla is ready to serve the state for the second time. He has won from two seats - Serchhip and Hrangturzo.
Main Political Parties
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|Mizoram Elections 2013||Rajasthan Elections 2013||Delhi Elections 2013||Madhya Pradesh Elections 2013|
|Mizoram Assembly elections 2013 FAQ|
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 32 out of 40 Vidhan Sabha seats. The Mizo National Front won 3 seats, and others won 5. 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 R Romawia. The Deputy Speaker is Shri. John Rotluangliana. The Governor of the state is Aziz Qureshi. He became the governor of the state in December 2014.
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.
State Assembly Election History
The state had President's rule 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
|Sl. No.||Name of Chief Ministers||From||To||Party|
|1||Pu Lalthanhawla||Dec 11, 2008||Present||INC|
|2||Pu Zoramthanga||Dec 3, 1998||Dec 11, 2008||MNF|
|3||Pu Lalthanhawla||Jan 24, 1989||Dec 3, 1998||INC|
|4||President's rule||Sep 7, 1988||Jan 24, 1989|
|5||Pu Laldenga||Aug 21, 1986||Sep 7, 1988||MNF|
|6||Pu Lalthanhawla||May 5, 1984||Aug 20, 1986||INC|
|7||Thenphunga Sailo||May 8, 1979||May 4, 1984||MPC|
|8||President's rule||Nov 10, 1978||May 8, 1979|
|9||Thenphunga Sailo||Jun 2, 1978||Nov 10, 1978||MPC|
|10||President's rule||May 11, 1977||Jun 1, 1978|
|11||Ch. Chhunga||May 3, 1972||May 10, 1977||Mizo Union|
List of Governors in Mizoram
|Sl.No.||Name of Governors||From||To|
|1||Nirbhay Sharma||May 13, 2015||Present|
|2||Keshari Nath Tripath||Mar 28, 2015||May 13, 2015|
|3||Aziz Qureshi||Jan 9, 2015||Mar 28, 2015|
|4||K. Sankaranarayanan||Aug 24, 2014||Jan 9, 2015|
|5||Shri Vinod Kumar Duggal||Aug 8, 2014||Aug 24, 2014|
|6||Dr. Kamla Beniwal||Jul 6, 2014||Aug 8, 2014|
|7||Shri Vakkom Purushothaman||Aug 26, 2011||Jul 6, 2014|
|8||Lt. Gen (Retd) M.M.Lakhera||Jul 25, 2006||Aug 25, 2011|
|9||Amolak Rattan Kohli||May 18, 2001||Jul 24, 2006|
|10||Ved Marwah (additional charge)||Dec 1, 2000||May 17, 2001|
|11||A.Padmanabhan||May 2, 1998||Nov 30, 2000|
|12||Dr A.P.Mukherjee||Jan 29, 1998||May 1, 1998|
|13||P.R.Kyndiah||Feb 10, 1993||Jan 28, 1998|
|14||Swaraj Kaushal||Feb 8, 1990||Feb 9, 1993|
|15||Capt W.A.Sangma||Jul 21, 1989||Feb 7, 1990|
|16||General K. V. Krishna Rao (additional charge)||May 1, 1989||Jul 20, 1989|
|17||Hiteswar Saikia||Feb 20, 1987||Apr 30, 1989|
|18||H.Saikia||Dec 11, 1986||Feb 19, 1987|
|19||H.S.Dubey||Aug 10, 1983||Dec 10, 1986|
|20||S.N.Kohli||Apr 16, 1981||Aug 9, 1983|
|21||N.P.Mathur||Sep 27, 1977||Apr 15, 1981|
|22||S.K.Chibber||Jun 13, 1974||Sep 26, 1977|
|23||S.P.Mukherjee||Apr 24, 1972||Jun 12, 1974|
Cabinet Ministers of Mizoram
|Ministries||Name of Minsiter|
|Chief Minister, Political & Cabinet,Vigilance, General Administration Department,Secretariat Administration, Personnel & Administrative,Reforms Information & Public Relations, Public Works,Power & Electricity, District Council Affairs||Lal Thanhawla|
|Home (including Prisons & Sainik Welfare Resettlement), Agriculture, Rural Development, Excise & Narcotics||R. Lalzirliana|
|Higher & Technical Education, Art & Culture, Land Revenue & Settlement, Parliamentary Affairs||R.Romawia|
|Finance, Planning & Programme Implementation,Taxation, Law & Judicial||Lalsawta|
|School Education, Industries including Directorate of Mining & Mineral Resources, Trade & Commerce||H. Rohluna|
|Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Sports & Youth Services, Public Health Engineering||Zodintluanga|
|Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Transport, Tourism||John Rotluangliana|
|Horticulture, Local Administration Department, Social Welfare||P.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 Conservation||Lalrinmawia Ralte|
|Minister of state, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Disaster Management & Rehabilitation, Printing & Stationery||C.Ngunlianchunga|
|Minister of state, Sericulture, Fisheries||Dr B.D. Chakma|
Rajya Sabha Members from Mizoram
|Shri Lalhming Liana||Mizo National Front||19/07/2008 to 18/07/2014|
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Mizoram
Mr. Lalmalsawma is the CEO of Mizoram.
He can be contacted at: Government of Mizoram, Aizawl - 796 001
Office Phone: 91-389-2322558
Residence Phone: 0389-2335547
Mizoram Latest News And Updates
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 whereas Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) has been transferred to Mizoram for the remainder of his term which lasts till 2018. The seventh governor to be named for the northeastern state since July 2014, he will be succeeded in Itanagar by J.P. Rajkhowa. Meghalaya and Mizoram were currently being held as additional charges by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Source: IANS
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 for the families of each of the slain policemen, the chief minister said that security forces have intensified combing operations to nab the militants. "The government and the security forces would give a befitting reply to the challenge thrown by the HPC-D who killed the three policemen," he told reporters. Source: IANS
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 Meghalaya has been finally brought on the railways' map," the minister said in his budget speech in the Lok Sabha. "Arunachal Pradesh has been finally connected to Delhi," he said. In 2014, the central government flagged off the first passenger train service in Meghalaya connecting Mendipathar in the state with Guwahati in Assam. A project to convert the Bhairabi-Sairang track in Mizoram into broad gauge was also initiated. Source: IANS
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 your state. Arunachal Pradesh is a land known for its natural beauty and its warm people. I am committed to ensuring all possible support that enhances the state's development journey." Statehood day was conferred on Arunachal Pradesh on Feb 20, 1987. Wishing his "sisters and brothers" of Mizoram, Modi in his message said: "Greetings on Mizoram's statehood day. My best wishes for the overall development of Mizoram. May the state scale new heights of progress in the years to come." The formalization of Mizoram took place on Feb 20, 1987. Source: IANS
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 Wednesday. "The union home minister will visit Manipur on Saturday and hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and senior security officials in Imphal to review the situation in the militancy ravaged state," an official of Tripura government said. From Imphal, the home minister will then arrive in Tripura and visit some Border Security Force posts. "He will then meet (Tripura Chief Minister) Manik Sarkar in Agartala and (Mizoram Chief Minister) Lal Thanhawla to chalk out a plan to repatriate the tribal refugees to Mizoram," the official said. Source: IANS
Mizoram Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise
Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Mizoram Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Mizoram 2014 Party Wise Results
Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofMizoram with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.
|Mizoram||Winner||C L Ruala|
|Runner up||Robert Romawia Royte|
Last Updated on May 13, 2015