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03 May 2012

Mara People Vote on May 3

Aizawl, May 3 : The 32898-strong electorate in the Mara autonomous district council in southern Mizoram will exercise their franchise to elect their representatives to the 25-seat council on May 3.

"All election officials have reached their respective duty posts and everything is in place for peaceful conduct of elections," state election commissioner said.

There are 67 candidates, including two women, for the 25 seats. While Congress party is contesting all the 25 seats, the Mizo National Front is contesting 12 seats and its ally Maraland Democratic Front is contesting 12 seats.

The Zoram Nationalist Party has floated candidates in three seats while 15 candidates are fighting on independent tickets. Candidates from both Congress and MNF-MDF included a good number of newcomers.

Prominent figures included former Lok Sabha member Hiphei, who fights on Congress ticket from Tuipang-II constituency and Zakhua Hlychho, former minister, who contests from Maubawk seat on MNF ticket.

Sources said both are projected for CEM by both forces. Interesting constituencies included Romibawk where MNF district headquarters president C Lalmalsawma Zasai and Mara district PCC president R T Zachawnaw are at contesting.


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