General Elections 2014: Mizoram– State Profile
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:22
The Lok Sabha elections in the state will be held on on April 9 and counting of votes will take place on May 16.
The polling will be held on one Parliamentary constituency.
Mizoram is the only state where women voters outnumber the male voters in the state.
In 2008 assembly polls, the famela voters outnumbered male voters by 6,644, and in the 2003 elections by 3,816.
The state has 40 seats in the Assembly.
The main political parties in the state include Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) and Mizo National Front (MNF).
In General Election 2009, INC won the only seat by majority of votes.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is also planning to make an election debut in the state and will field retired IAS officer, M Lalmanzuala, as its candidate in the state.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla from Congress party has created history in the state after being elected as the chief minister for the fifth time.
Mizoram is the second most literate state of the country with a literacy rate of 91.58 per cent.
First Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 23:24
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