Vote counting begins in Mizoram (Pics)

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Aizawl,Dec 9: Vote counting began in the north-eastern state Mizoram on Monday. Elections in the state of Mizoram were held on November 25.

State Joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia on Sunday said that elaborate security arrangements have been made in the counting centres in the eight districts.A total of 142 candidates which includes six women, are contesting in the election.

The ruling Congress has contested for all 40 seats in the state as has the Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA). MDA constituent Mizo National Front (MNF) is contesting for 31 seats, Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) for eight and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) contested for one.

Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) has fielded candidates to 38 seats while BJP is contesting for 17 seats. Others included 2 NCP candidates, one from the Jai Maha Bharhat Party and four independent candidates.

Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla of Congress is in the reckoning from Serchhip, his home turf, and neighbouring Hrangturzo. The main opponent MNF leader and former chief minister Zoramthanga is trying his luck from Tuipui East seat.

In Naishing Para

A security person stands guard as Reang tribal refugees wait in queues at a polling station to vote for Mizoram Assembly elections at the Naishing Para Reang refugee camp in north Tripura on Tuesday.

In Naishing Para

Security personnel guard as Reang tribal refugees wait at a polling station to cast their votes for Mizoram Assembly elections at the Thamsa Para Reang refugee camp in north Tripura on Tuesday.

In Naishing Para

Reang refugee voters hold photo identify cards as they lineup at a polling station to vote for Mizoram Assembly elections at the Naishing Para Reang refugee camp in north Tripura on Tuesday.

In Naishing Para

Reang tribal refugees show photo identity cards as they lineup at a polling station to vote for Mizoram Assembly elections at the Thamsa Para Reang refugee camp in North Tripura on Thursday.

In Naishing Para

A Reang tribal refugee, holding her baby, waits to vote at a polling station for Mizoram Assembly elections at the Naishing Para Reang refugee camp in north Tripura on Tuesday.

Oneindia News

With PTI inputs

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