Mizoram, the only state in the northeast where Congress was still in power is now looking at a change in leadership as early trends set in and make way for the resurgence of Mizo National Front (MNF). MNF is already leading in 23 seats while Congress is ahead in 14.
40 Assembly seats in the state went to polls on November 28 wherein a total of 201 candidates participated. The key parties in the state being the Congress, Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), and Bharatiya Janata Party. While the MNF is already inching towards the majority mark, it might be an end to Congress’ rule in the entire northeast.
Lal Thanhawla, the incumbent Chief Minister, is seeking to win his overall sixth and third straight term in an election which is crucial for his party.