Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
Aizawl: A day after the ruling Congress was humiliated in four major states, it got absolute majority in Mizoram where results for the 40-member Legislative Assembly were declared on Monday.
Congress has won 33 seats out of 40 seats in the state.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, seeking a fifth term, won the Serchhip seat. He also won from Hrangturzo seat.
Hmingdailova Khiangte of Congress has won the Tuirial seat by 239 votes. RL Pianmawia of Congress has won the Tuivawl seat by 1371 votes.
Hiphei of Congress has won from Palakby 1823 votes. Dr. K. Beichhua of the Mizo National Front has won from the Saiha seat by 222 votes.
Congress candidates TT Zothansanga has won from Champhai north constituency while H Rohluna has won from Lengteng constituency.
PC Lalthanliana, Congress has won from the Lunglei north constituency by 870 votes. Congress dominated the Lunglei south too with S Laldingliana winning by 450 votes.
Mizo National Front candidate Er. Lalrinawma won from Tuikumconstituency by a narrow margin by just 14 votes. Congress leader Lalsawta has won from the Aizawl East seat defeating MNF`s Sailothanga Sailo by 177 votes.
The counting of votes in Mizoram comes a day after the results of the recently concluded assembly polls were declared in four states - Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh.
The counting of votes began at 8.am under the watchful eyes of the Election Commission. Over 81 percent of a total 690,860 voters exercised their franchise November 25 to elect a new 40-member Mizoram legislative assembly.
The ruling Congress in the state has contested all the 40 seats as has Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA). MDA constituent Mizo National Front (MNF) has contested in 31, Mizoram People`s Conference (MPC) in eight and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) contested in one seat.
Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) fielded candidates in 38 seats while BJP contested 17 seats. Others include 2 NCP candidates, one Jai Maha Bharhat Party and four independents.
Elaborate security arrangements were made at the counting centres in the eight districts.
Director General of Election Commission of India Ashish Srivastava and a number of observers are in the state to supervise and oversee the process.