Mizoram: 62.32 pc votes polled in Lai Autonomous District Council elections



About 62.32 per cent of the 51,456 voters exercised their franchise in the elections to the 25-member Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) in South Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district on December 4, an election official said.

No untoward incident was reported in any of the 111 polling booths, Mizoram State Election Commission Secretary Teresy Vanlalhruaii said.

The final polling percentage could increase as detailed reports are awaited, the official added.

72 candidates are in the fray for the elections, which is expected to be a direct contest between the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) and its NDA partner BJP, with which it does not have an alliance in the state.

The MNF has fielded candidates in all the seats, while the BJP has fielded nominees in 17 seats. The Congress contested in 14 seats and 16 independent candidates are in the fray.

The counting of votes will take place on December 8. (Agencies)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)