Mizoram: MNF wins 20 seats in 25-member Lai Autonomous District Council

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The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) in Mizoram on Tuesday won the Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) polls by winning 20 of its 25 seats, state election commission said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which contested 17 seats, and the Congress which fielded 14 nominees, won one seat each in the LADC in Mizoram”s Lawngtlai district. Of the three independent candidates who were declared elected, one was supported by the Congress.

At least 72 candidates, including 16 independents, were in the fray for the LADC polls held on December 4.

Of the 22 sitting members, who contested the polls, only 10, including the incumbent chief executive member (CEM) T Zakunga of the BJP and the sitting council chairman V Zirsanga of the MNF retained their seats.

There are 12 new faces, while three former members are among the winners.

Created under the sixth schedule of the constitution in 1972, the LADC has 25 elected members and two nominated members.

The council headquarters is in Lawngtlai in the southern part of Mizoram, bordering Myanmar.

Three ADCs for Lai, Chakma and Mara communities were created in the southern parts of the state in 1972.

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