Zoramthanga Election Results: As per early trends, MNF is marching ahead for a big victory. The MNF is leading on 26 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 9 constituencies. The trends for all 40 seats are out.
The Mizo National Front has decimated the Congress in Mizoram. The party has won 26 of 40 seats, well above the required number for the majority. Mizo Front President Zoramthanga defeated independent candidate K Sapdanga by 2504 votes. He is likely to be the next chief minister of Mizoram. This will be his third term as the CM as he has held the same position from 1998 to 2008.
Immediately after winning the elections, Mizo Front President Zoramthanga said that he would not have any coalition government either with BJP or any other ways. “We’re a part of NEDA (North-East Democratic Alliance) and NDA but we wouldn’t like to join Congress or UPA,” the MNF chief said. He is expected to meet the governor this evening to stake claim to form the government in the state.
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Zoramthanga joined MNF when he was in college. The Mizo Front declared independence from the Indian Union on March 1, 1966. Three years later in 1969, Zoramthanga was appointed the secretary to then MNF President Laldenga. Around a decade later, Zoramthanga became vice president of the Mizoram government-in-exile and the vice president of the MNF.
In 1987, MNF contested the assembly elections for the first time. Zoramthanga held Education and Finance portfolios in the government. After Laldenga died in 1990, Zoramthanga became the MNF party chief.
In the last assembly elections, the MNF had won just five seats with 28 per cent vote share. However, this year the party got over 37.6 per cent vote and won 26 seats. The MNF has witnessed around 10 per cent vote swing in its favour. The grand old party has been routed in the state where it has won just five seats. The Congress is not leading any other seat in Mizoram.