No nominations filed for Mizoram Assembly polls till now

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Aizawl, November 3,: No nominations have been filed so far for the coming 40-member Mizoram Assembly elections scheduled for November 25, even as the filing of nominations started from Friday last.

State Joint Chief Electoral Officer H. Lalengmawia told PTI that no nomination has been received till 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The filing of nominations will continue till November 8, he said.

Meanwhile, the ruling Congress has announced its candidates for 40 seats with 31 seats to be contested by sitting legislators and Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla contesting from two seats — his home turf Serchhip as well as from the Hrangturzo constituency, now being held by Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC).

There were five new faces while veteran politicians like former speaker Hiphei and former chief executive member of the Lai Autonomous District Council C. Ngunlianchunga also in the fray.

Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), MPC and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) forging a pre-poll alliance under the banner of Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA) had announced 12 candidates and other 28 names would be announced tomorrow.

The Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) would also announce its candidates tomorrow while the BJP, which would contest 11 seats, has already announced its candidates.

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