Elections 2014: Mizoram likely to favour incumbent Congress

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 18:21

Himanshu Kapoor

`Wave of change` isn`t exactly going to hit the northeastern state of Mizoram as the incumbent Congress looks set to emerge as the winner of the triangular battle in the state and retain the lone Lok Sabha seat.

With no Modi wave and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate’s lack of attention to Mizoram, the Congress party is likely to maintain status quo in the state. Even the advent of the Aam Aadmi Party, which garnered more than 33 percent of the votes in Delhi Assembly polls last year, won`t be a spoiler for the ruling party.

Also AAP’s recent criticism had put skepticism in people’s mind and the candidate chosen by it had yet to prove himself in the state.
The ruling Indian National Congress fielded sitting MP CL Ruala and United Democratic Front, an alliance of eight opposition parties, fielded Robert Romawia Royte, while the newly floated and contesting election in the state for the first time Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gave ticket to a retired IAS officer M Lalmanzuala.
The Congress party bagged the lone seat in the 2009 LS polls and also in the last year`s assembly elections in the state the results were in favour of the incumbent Congress after it was mauled in other four major states.

First Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 18:21

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