In the previous election in 2013, Congress had fielded 40 candidates while it won 34 seats, whereas Mizo National Front (MNF) secured only five seats after contesting 31 seats. Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) had contested on eight seats but it managed to bag only one. Both Congress and MNF are contesting all 40 constituencies this time, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fighting in 39 seats.
Here are some Live Updates of Mizoram Elections 2018:
5:16 pm: Mizoram Elections 2018 Live Updates: 71% voting recorded at the end of polling
3:19 pm: Office of Chief Electoral Officer: 58% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in Mizoram.
2:15 pm: A 106-year-old woman after casting her vote in Kawrthah. #MizoramElections
1:35 pm: 49% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in Mizoram.
11:43 am: 29% voting recorded in Mizoram till 11 am.
9:43 am: 15% voting recorded in Mizoram till 9 am.
9:01 am: Mizoram Elections: An elderly woman after casting her vote at a polling station in Kanhmun.
8:58 am: Voting underway in Mizoram, visuals of people queuing up to vote at a polling station in Kanhmun Mizoram Elections.
8.55 am: I request my sisters and brothers of Mizoram, particularly the dynamic youth of the state, to turnout in large numbers and vote: PM Narendra Modi
8.55 am: Amit Shah urges voters from Mizoram to turnout in record numbers and vote.
8.55 am: Amid Mizoram assembly elections, Congress urges people to vote
8.27 am: Voting underway in Mizoram, visuals of people queuing up to vote at a polling station in Kanhmun.
8.25 am: Polling underway in Mizoram, visuals of voters in Zarkawt-II, Aizawl
7.00 am: Voting for 40 constituencies in Mizoram begins. Polling to conclude at 4 pm.