Mizoram Assembly election results 2018 LIVE UPDATES: MNF leads at 26 seats
The counting of votes for Mizoram Assembly elections 2018 began for all 40 constituencies. In Mizoram Assembly elections, a total of 209 candidates are in the fray. For Mizoram Assembly polls, Congress has fielded 40 candidates while the BJP and MNF are contesting in 39 and 40 constituencies respectively.
Mizoram Legislative Assembly poll which was held on 28 November, recorded a 73% voter turnout. Today is not just only a big day for the political parties including BJP, Congress and Mizo National Front (MNF), but is also a big day for the people as the results of Mizoram elections 2018 will be declared.
In the battle for supremacy in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla of the Congress is seeking a hat-trick. He is contesting from two seats – Serchhip and Champhai South.
The Congress has been in power since Mizoram became a full-fledged state in 1987, except for 10 years between 1998 to 2008.
Mizoram Assembly election results 2018 LIVE UPDATES:
16:45 PM: MNF leading in 26 seats while Congress and BJP in 5 and 1 respectively.
14:20 PM: Mizo National Front supporters came out on the streets in Aizawl to celebrate their party’s thumping victory in the 2018 assembly elections.
Fortunes continue to swing the wrong way for the incumbent Congress government as trends show them lose one more seat to an independent candidate. The figures now stand at:
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13:20 PM: CM Lal Thanhawla loses both seats including Champhai South and Serchhip.
12:30 PM: Fortunes continue to swing the wrong way for the incumbent Congress government as trends show them lose one more seat to an independent candidate. The figures now stand at:
11:35 AM: If the overall defeat of Congress was not enough for the ruling party, incumbent Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla also lost his Champhai South constituency seat against MNF’s T J Lalnuntluanga.
11:30 AM: CM Lal Thanhawla has lost from Champhai South seat.
10:52 AM: MNF trumps the incumbent Congress government in the northeastern state with leads in 28 seats, against Congress’ 8. The BJP secured 1 seat in early trends, while 3 independent candidates have won their seats in this year’s assembly polls.
10:45 AM: The Congress was leading in Ramanujganj, Raipur Rural, Raipur Nagar Uttar, Sanjari balod , Durg rural, Samari, Ambikapur, Katghora, Pali-Tanakhar, Beltara, Saraipali, Basna, Bilaigarh, Baloda Bazar, Kavardha and Narayanpur seats.
10:50 AM: An election official confirms Ajit Jogi was leading in Marwahi seat, while his wife Renu Jogi was ahead in Kota constituency.
10:40 AM: BJP regains late momentum and leads in 1 seat, while Congress loses two of their own at 10. MNF leads with a huge margin in 25 constituencies. Four independent candidates are leading in their respective seats.
10:35 AM: Cabinet Minster Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu is trailing behind former Assembly Speaker Lalchamliana in Hrangturzo seat, while, former Chief Minister and MNF president Zoramthanga is leading in Aizawl East-I
10:30 AM: MNF trumps the incumbent Congress government in the northeastern state with leads in 24 seats, against Congress’ 10. The BJP secured 2 seats in trends, while 4 independent candidates have won their seats in this year’s assembly polls.
10:25 AM: BJP regains late momentum and leads in 1 seat, while Congress loses one of its own at 11. MNF leads with a huge margin in 25 constituencies. The two independent candidates still ahead in their respective seats.
10:10 AM: MNF leads in 23 seats while Congress ahead in 14. BJP still at 0 while two independent candidates ahead in their respective seats.
10:05 AM: Incumbent CM Lal Thanhawala from trailing in Serchhip, while ZPM candidate Lalduhoma is leading.
9:50 AM: MNF races ahead in the 2018 Mizoram assembly elections, as they lead in 22 constituencies, routing the incumbent Congress government and leaving them with 11 seats, as per early trends. Shockingly, the BJP has lost out on the two seats it was leading in, bringing their tally down to 0. The two independent candidates, however, held on to their seats.
9:30 AM: Congress inches closer to the MNF by leading in three more seats, taking its total tally to 14. MNF is still leading in 16 constituencies. One independent candidate has also made a foray into the victory box, while BJP still intact 2.
9:20 AM: The MNF is leading in 16 seats, Congress has an advantage in 11 seats. The BJP is also making inroads in the north-eastern state with lead in two seats.
9:10 AM: The Congress is leading in 10 seats, while the Mizo National Front (MNF) is ahead in 11 seats. Others are leading in one seat.
9:00 AM: Congress is leading on one seat in the North-Eastern state.
8:50 AM: MNF takes early lead on 1 seat.
8:00 AM: Counting of votes begin.