16th General Elections Latest News And Live Update
45 percent polling in Mizoram - April 11, 2014 03:35 PM
About 45 percent of the electorate cast their vote for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Mizoram and an assembly by-poll in the first seven hours of polling Friday, officials said here. Mizoram's joint chief electoral officer H. Lalengmawia said the polling was so far peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state that borders Myanmar and Bangladesh besides Tripura and Assam. Source: IANS
A third of Mizoram votes - April 11, 2014 10:57 AM
Nearly a third of the electorate cast their ballot Friday in the first three hours in the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials here said. Balloting for both Lok Sabha and assembly seat was earlier scheduled April 9 and it was postponed to Friday due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups. Source: IANS
Mizoram votes for LS, assembly by-poll - April 11, 2014 10:10 AM
Balloting began Friday for the lone parliamentary constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram, officials said. With a population of 1,091,014, Mizoram's 702,189 electorate, including 355,954 women, would decide the fate of three candidates in the lone Lok Sabha constituency. Source: IANS
Mizoram goes to polls on Friday - April 10, 2014 01:55 PM
Balloting for the lone Lok Sabha constituency and a by-poll for an assembly seat in Mizoram will be held Friday, after it was postponed due to a three-day shutdown and boycott call by NGOs and students' groups, an official said. Source: IANS
Mizoram poll deferred - April 08, 2014 11:34 AM
The election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram has been deferred to April 11 in view of a three-day shutdown and poll boycott call by NGOs and students' bodies, an official said Tuesday. The polling was earlier scheduled to be held April 9. Source:IANS
Shutdown hits life in poll-bound Mizoram - April 07, 2014 06:17 PM
Normal life was affected in Mizoram today as six NGOs and student groups called for a three-day shutdown and boycott of the April 9 election to the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state to protest postal ballot facility to its refugees living in Tripura, officials said. A police spokesman said that though normal life was affected, there was no untoward incident anywhere in the state, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh. Source: IANS
Quick facts for Mizoram General Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||INC Alliance|
|Chief Minister||Pu Lalthanhawla|
|Governor||Shri Vakkom Purushothaman|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Lalmalsawma|
|Address||Tuikhuahtlang, Aizawl - 796001|
|No. of Electors||Male electors||Female electors||No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India||No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)|
Mizoram (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information
During the 2009 Lok Sabha election, the INC won the lone seat from the state and received 2,13,779 votes, which means a vote share of 65.58%.
According to the IBTL Opinion Poll, the INC is expected to hold on to this seat in the coming election. As per the Times Now C-Voter February opinion poll, the INC will win the Mizoram PC. The ABP News Exit Poll Survey predicts that an independent or other candidate will win the lone Lok Sabha seat from the state. Election will be held in Mizoram on 9 April 2014. The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system will be implemented for the first time in Mizoram during the Lok Sabha 2014 election.
Mizoram General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule
Mizoram General Elections 2014 Important Dates
The table below represents the important dates associated with the Mizoram General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Mizoram, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.
|No of PCs going to poll 1||(PC no. 1) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||15 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||22 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||24 Mar 14 (Mon)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||26 Mar 14 (Wed)|
|Date of Poll||11 Apr 14 (Fri)|
|Re-polling if any||14 Apr 14 (Mon)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
Mizoram 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll
India TV survey 2014: The single Mizoram Lok Sabha Seat may be won by the Independent candidate/ Others.
List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Mizoram
There are 1 Parliamentary constituencies in Mizoram who choose their member in the elections to work for the betterment of the society and to govern the state.
|P.C. No.||P.C. Name|
The BJP has been raising the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh as its main agenda. While the BJP is trying hard to win the seat by high lighting its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress wants to win by concentrating on local issues. One of the major developments in the state has been the Mizo National Front’s strategy to form a united front opposition against the Indian National Congress. In fact, eight opposition parties have joined hands to form a united opposition, including MNF, MPC, ZNP, MDF, NCP, HPC, PTC, and BJP. The alliance is named UDF or the United Democratic Front.
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.
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.
Mizoram Election Results 2013
Polling statistics of Mizoram Assembly Elections 2013
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
|India Elections 2013|
|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 Shri Vakkom B Purushothaman. He became the governor of the state in September 2011.
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.
List of Chief Ministers in Mizoram
|Sl. No.||Name of Chief Ministers||From||To||Party|
|1||Ch. Chhunga||May 3, 1972||May 10, 1977||Mizo Union|
|President's rule||May 11, 1977||Jun 1, 1978|
|2||Thenphunga Sailo||Jun 2, 1978||Nov 10, 1978||MPC|
|President's rule||Nov 10, 1978||May 8, 1979|
|3||Thenphunga Sailo||May 8, 1979||May 4, 1984||MPC|
|4||Pu Lalthanhawla||May 5, 1984||Aug 20, 1986||INC|
|5||Pu Laldenga||Aug 21, 1986||Sep 7, 1988||MNF|
|President's rule||Sep 7, 1988||Jan 24, 1989|
|6||Pu Lalthanhawla||Jan 24, 1989||Dec 3, 1998||INC|
|7||Pu Zoramthanga||Dec 3, 1998||Dec 11, 2008||MNF|
|8||Pu Lalthanhawla||Dec 11, 2008||Present||INC|
List of Governors in Mizoram
|Sl.No.||Name of Governors||From||To|
|1||S.P.Mukherjee||Apr 24, 1972||Jun 12, 1974|
|2||S.K.Chibber||Jun 13, 1974||Sep 26, 1977|
|3||N.P.Mathur||Sep 27, 1977||Apr 15, 1981|
|4||S.N.Kohli||Apr 16, 1981||Aug 9, 1983|
|5||H.S.Dubey||Aug 10, 1983||Dec 10, 1986|
|6||H.Saikia||Dec 11, 1986||Feb 19, 1987|
|7||Hiteswar Saikia||Feb 20, 1987||Apr 30, 1989|
|8||General K. V. Krishna Rao (additional charge)||May 1, 1989||Jul 20, 1989|
|9||Capt W.A.Sangma||Jul 21, 1989||Feb 7, 1990|
|10||Swaraj Kaushal||Feb 8, 1990||Feb 9, 1993|
|11||P.R.Kyndiah||Feb 10, 1993||Jan 28, 1998|
|12||Dr A.P.Mukherjee||Jan 29, 1998||May 1, 1998|
|13||A.Padmanabhan||May 2, 1998||Nov 30, 2000|
|14||Ved Marwah (additional charge)||Dec 1, 2000||May 17, 2001|
|15||Amolak Rattan Kohli||May 18, 2001||Jul 24, 2006|
|16||Lt. Gen (Retd) M.M.Lakhera||Jul 25, 2006||Aug 25, 2011|
|17||Shri Vakkom Purushothaman||Aug 26, 2011||Present|
Election Commission of Mizoram
The general parliamentary as well as legislative assembly elections in Mizoram are conducted under the supervision of the Chief Electoral Officer’s office of the Election Commission of India. The Mizoram State Election Commission, on the other hand, is responsible for conducting elections in local bodies such as different tiers of panchayats, municipalities, zilla parishads, corporations, etc.
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