The voter turnout in the Mizoram elections has been 70% till 4 pm. The elections in Madhya Pradesh by comparison, registered a turnout of only 55.2%.
Mizoram polls underway today with 209 candidates in the fray for the 40-member legislative assembly began at 7 AM and will end at 4 PM
Chief Electoral Office reported 58% polling recorded till 3 pm in Mizoram
“Not satisfied. They are not coming (to the state) like we want them to and our sentiment is almost hurt by it … No national leader has visited my constituency. We do feel we are not given enough importance.” BJP President John V Hluna. He also added that BJP being a ‘Hindutva’ party may oppress the Christmas celebration in the state.
BJP has given the highest number of Tickets to Women, among all parties, in Mizoram Assembly Elections.
Mizoram polling percentage live updates: 50% at 1:30 PM
A total of 7,70,395 voters, including 3,94,897 women, would decide the fate of 209 candidates
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, who is contesting from two seats — Serchhip and Champai South
Report on Vehicle Movement and Voters From Camps.
Mizoram has one all-women polling booth in each of its 40 constituencies this time.
Voting in some booths delayed due to 42 faulty VVPATs, 19 control units and 25 ballot units
29 per cent polling reported in Mizoram till 11 A.M.
Bru voters from six relief camps in North Tripura district arrived at Kanhmun village, along Mizoram-Tripura border, where 15 temporary polling stations were erected around 6am. As many as 11,987 of those in the refugee camps have their votes in Mizoram . Authorities have arranged transportation facility for thousands of Bru people living in Tripura to travel to Mizoram to vote today
Other than the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a lot of other smaller parties are also fighting on almost all 40 assembly seats in Mizoram. They include the main opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM), Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and Meghalaya-based National People’s Party (NPP).
Mizoram Assembly Election 2018: 15% voters turn up till 9AM
Mizoram, the last northeast bastion of Congress, votes today to elect a new government. Polling began on Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM for the State Assembly Election of 40 members amid tight security in Mizoram, where CM Lal Thanhawla who is contesting from two seats — Serchhip and Champhai South is seeking a third consecutive term. While the direct contest is between the Congress and Mizo National Front, BJP, National People’s Party and Zoram People’s Movement could play crucial roles in the formation of the next government.
As PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi reached to twitter to appeal people to vote, a healthy turnout of 15 percent is reported till 9 am; according to Election Commission.
Crusading for the 40 Assembly Seats in Mizoram, which goes for polling on November 28, finished on Monday night and it is presently left for the state’s voters to choose the destiny of parties and their candidates. Mizoram has been a large bipolar challenge between the Congress party and the Mizo National Front (MNF). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – which failed last year to secure a single seat in assembly elections has targeted 39 competitors out of 40 seats, planning to play the kingmaker this time. Mizoram has over 7,68,000 lakh voters (3,93,000 women) who will decide the fate of 209 candidates, 18 of whom are women. The state will have 1,164 polling stations across all eight districts.
Arrangements have been made and the commission is all prepared to make sure the elections are conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner, educated state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra.
In a press conference, President Kundra stated, “A sum of 209 competitors are unravelled. There are 4,363 administration voters in the state who have been issued electronic ballots. 3,915 handicapped voters are there in the state. One polling station in every get together voting public has been proclaimed for ladies, according to the guidelines. 13,451 postal ballots have been issued up until this point.”
The Election Commission of India is going to hold polling for Bru displaced people living in Tripura at the state’s outskirt village Kanhmun in Mamit region of Mizoram. Voting Place for 11,232 Bru voters has turned into the most contentious issue in the keep running up to the Mizoram Assembly elections, prompting substitution of the Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank who is replaced by Ashish Kundra just two weeks in front of the decisions of the 40 member House. Shashank had allegedly encouraged casting a ballot by Bru voters in the alleviation camps in Tripura.
“We have been informed by the Election Commission that the polling for the Brus must be arranged at Kanhmun village inside Mizoram territory. We have started our preparations for that,” Kundra said. Six camps of the Bru refugees are located between two km and 10 km from the border at the state’s outskirt village Kanhmun in Mamit region of Mizoram