Monday, May 27 2019 | Time 13:29 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Zair Musa encounter: Educational institutions remain closed
  • Abe says Trump supports his intention to meet with N Korean leader to discuss abductions
  • Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault
  • Court to decide detained Ukrainian sailors' fate - Kremlin on sea law tribunal's ruling
  • Money laundering:Delhi HC seeks Vadra's response on ED's plea for cancellation his bail
  • Zair Musa encounter: Educational institutions remain closed
  • Tributes paid to Nehru in Pondy
  • Compartment of passenger train derails in Bihar
  • Japan's Abe says trade, North Korea on agenda of Ttalks with Trump
  • Sonia writes an emotion letter to people of Rae Bareli: says to sacrifice everything for the country
  • Bengal on boil as post-LS result political violence continues unabated
  • IOC praises 2026 Winter Games candidate cities
  • KCR offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara
  • Modi prays at Kashi Vishwanath temple along with Shah and Yogi
  • Rajouri police says suspected IED like material destroyed along highway, investigation begins
States » East » CAE


Mizoram records 22 pc voting in first two hours

Mizoram records 22 pc voting in first two hours

Guwahati, Apr 11 (UNI) Mizoram witnessed 22 per cent turnout till 10 am in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

The lone Lok Sabha constituency six candidates in fray for the parliamentary seat of Mizoram which is reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community.

Mizo National Front (MNF) has fielded C Lalrosanga, a former Indian Broadcasting Programme Service (IBPS) officer and retired Director General of Doordarshan.

Sports journalist Lalnghinglova Hmar, also known as Tetea Hmar, is contesting as an Independent candidate backed by key opposition parties Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) and Congress.

BJP has fielded Nirupam Chakma, a veteran Chakma leader as well as the state vice-president of the party.

TBC Lalvenchhunga of the newly-floated People's Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) is also in the fray.

Lastly, independent candidates Lalhriatrenga Chhangte and Lalthlamuani are also taking part in the contest.

Lalthlamuani, who runs an NGO for the Jewish community, is the only woman candidate contesting from the Mizoram seat.

Of the total 7.84 lakh voters, 4.02 lakh are women and 3.81 lakh men. There are 52,556 first-time voters and a total of 6 third gender voters in the state. Among the 1,175 polling stations, 117 will be women-only booths, officiated by female security personnel and officials.

Bru voters lodged in relief camps in Tripura would also exercise their franchise today.

There will be 15 special polling stations established especially at the Mizo-Tripura border village of Kanhmun, where 12,081 Bru voters will cast their votes.

The ECI has also instructed the Tripura government to arrange transportation of Bru voters from their camps on the voting day.

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mizoram had a voter turnout of 61.95 per cent.



UNI ABI RN

More News

475 winners contested Lok Sabha election has assets worth Rs 1 cr and more

26 May 2019 | 7:22 PM

Kolkata, May 26 (UNI) The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that there are 475 winners- about 88 per cent- who contested the Lok Sabha election this year, have assets worth Rs one crore and more.

see more..

24 winners contested Sikkim Assembly Election has assets worth Rs 1 cr and more

26 May 2019 | 7:16 PM

Kolkata, May 26 (UNI) The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that there are 24 winners- about 75 per cent- who contested the Sikkim Assembly election this year, have assets worth Rs one crore and more.

see more..
BJP sweeps Arunachal Pradesh, wins 41 Assembly seats

BJP sweeps Arunachal Pradesh, wins 41 Assembly seats

25 May 2019 | 4:34 PM

Itanagar, May 25 (UNI) The BJP put up an impressive show in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, winning 41 seats including three uncontested in the 60-member Assembly house.

see more..
Pressure building up on Mamata Banerjee government to dissolve GTA-BOA after mandate swings to BJP in Darjeeling

Pressure building up on Mamata Banerjee government to dissolve GTA-BOA after mandate swings to BJP in Darjeeling

25 May 2019 | 4:04 PM

Darjeeling, May 25 (UNI) With the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF)-supported BJP sweeping both Darjeeling Lok Sabha and Assembly seats, pressure is mounting on the Mamata Banerjee government to dissolve the GTA-BOA (Gorkhaland Territorial
Administration-Board of Administration) in Darjeeling Hills.

see more..
Next CM of SKM accepted by Governor

Next CM of SKM accepted by Governor

25 May 2019 | 3:07 PM

Gangtok, May 25 (UNI) Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party led by its President PS Goley called on Governor Ganga Prasad today in the pre noon at Raj Bhawan here.

see more..
image