The MNF ( Mizo National Front) is set to replace Congress in the state going by the election trends . The loos means the Congress is now without a state in the N-East, a region which was its strong hold for years.
The MNF has already passed the half way mark of 21 in the 40 member house giving them majority. Congress has 8 and BJP 1 . At the time of writing .
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is trailing behind ZPM nominee Lalduhoma in the former’s home turf Serchhip in the first round of counting, the election department said. The CM is also contesting from Champhai South seat.
The lone woman minister of his cabinet, Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu, is also trailing behind former Assembly Speaker Lalchamliana in Hrangturzo seat.
Former Chief Minister and MNF president Zoramthanga is leading in Aizawl East-I seat against ZPM’s K Sapdanga. The ZPM is an alliance formed by two political parties and four groups.