Mizoram: Zoramthanga led Mizo National Front MNF continued to maintain its winning feat in the recently held Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) polls by bagging 11 out of the 19 wards.
In needs to be mentioned here that earlier in 2019 civic polls, MNF won the same number of seats.
As per the results of the civic polls Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), which fought on all the 19 wards, bagged 5 seats, while the Congress, which fielded 19 candidates, including 2 incumbent councillors, won 2 seats. However, the Bhartiya Janata Party BJP which contested 9 seats did not managed to win a single seat.
As per reports, seven incumbent councillors (MNF-5 and Congress-2) have been re-elected while 12 others are fresh candidates.
Of the 6 reserved seats for women, ZPM won 5 while MNF bagged 1. Altogether, 8 women candidates have been elected and the remaining 11 were male.
Some of the major wins of the civic polls were incumbent Deputy Mayor of MNF, Lalringliana from ward-II who defeated his nearest opponent Lalthazuala Rawite of ZPM by a margin of 716 votes.
Congress leader Rosiamngheta won the civic polls for the third consecutive term by defeating his opponent MNF nominee Rochhunga Ralte by a margin of 232 votes.
Mizoram Chief Minister and MNF president Zoramthanga expressed happiness over the victory and thanked the people for voting MNF back to power in AMC.
Earlier, Zoramthanga while casting his vote during the AMC polls said that he is confident of winning the elections by bagging at least 12 to 13 wards. The CM further stated that the people have faith in the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF)
Minister of State (IC) Sports and Youth Services Robert Romawia Royte, congratulating the newly elected councillors of AMC tweeted, "The victory of MNF Party today is a clear proof of peoples' trust and belief on Pu Zoramthanga, Hon'ble CM of Mizoram and his government."
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