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Mizoram Assembly polls: CM Zoramthanga cast his vote

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Aizawl, Nov 7: Mizoram chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga voted at a polling station under the Aizawl North-II assembly constituency on Monday.

Earlier in the day, he was unable to cast his vote since the electronic voting machine was not working.

Speaking to media persons, Zoramthanga said, “Because the machine was not working. I was waiting for some time. But since the machine could not work I said that I would visit my constituency and vote after the morning meet.”

“In order to form the Government, 21 seats are needed. We hope that we will be able to get more than that, maybe 25 or more. That is our hope. I believe that we will have a comfortable majority,” he said.

A total of 174 candidates are in the fray in the assembly elections, and the total number of electors in Mizoram stands at 8,51,895. Out of which 4,12,969 are male, 4,38,925 are women and one is a third-gender person. There are a total of 4,973 service voters in Mizoram.

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Amid tight security, voting for the 40-seat Mizoram Assembly started on Tuesday at 7 a.m.

The voters were seen waiting in a long line to cast their votes.

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According to the ECI, over 8.5 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in 1,276 polling stations on Tuesday.

There are a total of 4,13,064 eligible male and 4,39,028 eligible female voters in Mizoram.

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