Six in fray for lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat after scrutiny

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The nomination of all the six candidates for Mizoram’s lone Lok Sabha seat and of three contestants for the by-election to Aizawl West -1 assembly seat were found to be in order after scrutiny on Tuesday, the Joint Chief Electoral Office H Lianzela said.

Following the scrutiny candidate of the ruling Mizo National Front C Lalrosanga, BJP’s Nirupam Chakma, independent candidate sponsored by opposition Zoram People’s Movement-Congress Lalnghinglova Hmar, Peoples Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram’s (PRISM) T B C Lalvenchhunga are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seat.

The nomination papers of two other independents – Lalhriatrenga Chhangte and Lalthlamuani were also accepted, Lianzela said.

Those in the fray for the Aizawl West-I assembly by-poll were Zothantluanga of MNF, Lalbuanga Sailo of the ZPM-Congress combine and Rev Zaichhawna Hlawndo of Zoram Thar, he said.

As per the EC, the last date of withdrawal of nominations is on Thursday.