The counting of votes for Mizoram assembly has started this morning. Over 81% voters in the state exercised their franchise on 25 Nov, to elect 40 member state legislative assembly. At least 142 candidates were in the fray along with six women candidates.
Looks there is no anti-Congress wave in Mizoram as the party is already leading on 22 seats in the state. The party has already won South Tuipui seat.
The counting has started in the eight districts. After the debacle of the Congress in the Assembly elections in the four states - Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh; Mizoram is giving some reasons to Congress to smile at last.
The ruling Congress in the state has contested on all the 40 seats. Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA) had also fielded their candidates on all the 40 seats. MDA includes Mizo National Front (MNF), which has contested in 31, Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) on eight seats and Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) contested on one seat. Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) fielded candidates in 38 seats while BJP contested on 17 seats.
Mizoram is the only State in India where women voters outnumberd men by 9,860 in the electorate of 690,860.