Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla among nine candidates facing criminal cases

Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is another bigwig fighting criminal charges, the report of the Mizoram Election Watch (MEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.

Press Trust of India November 23, 2018 15:47:30 IST
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla among nine candidates facing criminal cases

Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is among the nine candidates facing criminal cases out of over 200, who are in the fray for the state Assembly election, according to a report by two civil society organisations.

Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla among nine candidates facing criminal cases

File image of Mizoram's chief minister Lal Thanhawla. PTI

Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga is another bigwig fighting criminal charges, the report of the Mizoram Election Watch (MEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.

It is based on affidavits filed to the Election Commission by the aspirants. The others facing criminal charges are V Malsawmtluanga (Independent), Vl Zahawma Chawngthu (BJP), Rasik Mohan Chakma (MNF), Lalduhpuii (BJP), James Thanghmingmawia (Congress) and R Lalthangliana (MNF).

Out of the nine contestants, only four are facing serious criminal cases, it said. While the Congress and the MNF are contesting all 40 constituencies this time, the BJP is fighting in 39 seats with an aim to open its account for the first time in Mizoram. The state goes to poll on 28 November.

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