208 candidates for Mizoram Assy polls

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Aizawl, Nov 13 (UNI) With the rejection of one nomination paper, 208 candidates, including their dummies, are left in the fray to contest the December two Mizoram Assembly election.

The final figure will, however, emerge after the last date of withdrawal on November 15.

In the scrutiny, which took place today, all the nomination papers barring that of the UDA dummy for Chalfilh constituency were found valid by the Returning Officers.

As of now, eleven candidates for two seats in Saiha district, 16 candidates for three seats in Lawngtlai district, 31 candidates for seven seats in Lunglei district, 14 candidates for three seats in Serchhip district, 24 candidates for five seats in Champhai district, 18 candidates for three seats in Kolasib district, 22 candidates for three seats in Mamit district and 72 candidates for 14 seats in Aizawl district are in the fray.

Mamit constituency has the largest number of 11 candidates, followed by Chalfilh and Aizawl East-I having seven candidates each.

While 13 constituencies have six candidates, ten constituencies are to witness five-cornered contest. There will also be four-cornered contest in 13 constituencies.

Lunglei West constituency has the smallest number of only three candidates.

Meanwhile, the Joint Chief Electoral Officer had reminded all political parties and their candidates to strictly comply with the model code of conduct issued by the Election Commission.

Talking to newspersons here, the joint CEO said this point was stressed in the state-level standing committee meeting held here yesterday under the chairmanship of CEO Lalmalsawma.


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