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05 November 2013

Mizoram: Opposition MDA names common candidates for upcoming Assembly polls

Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga announced on Monday that he would contest from from the Tuipui seat for the November 25 assembly election.

The MDA comprises the MNF, Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) and the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF). Zoramthanga, former Mizoram chief minister would contest from the Mizoram-Myanmar border East Tuipui seat in Champhai district, MDA sources said.

He would be pitted against the ruling Congress nominee - T Sangkunga, former president of the powerful central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA).

Mizoram: Opposition MDA names common candidates for upcoming Assembly polls Mizoram: Opposition MDA names common candidates for upcoming Assembly polls Senior Vice President of the MNF Tawnluia would contest from Aizawl South - III seat while Vice President of the party R Tlanghmingthanga would be pitted against the Congress sitting legislator Lt Col Z S Zuala in the prestigious Aizawl South-II seat.

Other prominent contestants included former Lok Sabha member H Lallungmuana who would contest from Tuichang constituency against the Health Minister Lalrinliana Sailo. Lalhmangaiha Sailo, President of the MPC and son of former chief minister Brig Thenphunga Sailo would be contesting from Aizawl East - I while another MPC top leader and former Speaker Kenneth Chawngliana is contesting from Tuirial seat and former Deputy Speaker Vanlalhlana is contesting from Aizawl North - I seat.

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