Mizoram polls: Serchhip set for prestige battle; Chakma-dominated Tuichawang, West Tuipui among key consituencies
Four prominent leaders will be contesting for the Serchhip seat. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has been winning an Assembly seat from Serchhip for the past three elections – 2003, 2008 and 2013.
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: Authorities to connect all polling booths with wireless communication, eliminate no network zones
Till the last election in 2014 for the Lok Sabha, not all areas in Mizoram were connected through wireless technology and there was a delay in receiving information from far-flung booths
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha election: BJP and MNF keep distance ahead of polls, but bank on each other to oust Congress
The BJP’s ploy to bring the MNF, Mizo Zirlai Pawl and other ethnic groups under one umbrella might finally pay dividend
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: Alcohol traders drink to a Congress win as MNF threatens revenues with a five-year-long dry day
Alcohol vendors and suppliers, who have invested lots of money in the industry, are worried about the outcome of the elections.
As voting days for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana inch closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed public meetings and rallies in all the poll bound states.
Mizoram polls: New CEO Ashish Kundra says 'reasonable' Bru turnout likely following talks with parties, NGOs panel
Ashish Kundra, who took over as the Mizoram chief electoral officer on 15 November, said that the challenge for him was also to ensure that the integrity of the election machinery is not questioned in Mizoram.
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: Results from 2008 and 2013 show minor difference in vote share between Congress, MNF
In the 2013 election, the Congress won 34 out of the 40 seats in the Mizoram Assembly, while the MNF, which fielded candidates from 31 constituencies, secured five seats.
Even as women voters outnumber the men in Mizoram, female candidates are still fighting an uphill battle for respect and to be taken seriously, both by the public and the major political parties.
Farmers in Mizoram sceptical of 'empty promises' made by parties, but hope for reforms after Vidhan Sabha elections
As Mizoram goes to polls in a few days — on 28 November — all political parties, in their manifestos, have promised to improve the situation for farmers. But Mizo farmers are sceptical of these "empty promises".
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha election: BJP banks on leaders from Tripura to make up for marginal presence in state
The BJP has amped up its poll pitch to secure an electoral victory in Mizoram — the only northeastern state where the party or its allies are not in power.
Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla says Congress may form post-poll alliance with 'like-minded' parties if it falls short of majority
Mizoram is significant for the Congress as it remains the only state under the party's rule in the region compared to as many as five just about two years ago, which included Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls: From anti-incumbency to alcohol ban, a number of factors thwart Congress' bid to retain power
Congress is battling the tide of history. Ever since Mizoram became a full-fledged state in 1987, the grand old party and the Mizo National Front, have taken turns ruling it.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla will be contesting from Serchhip seat and the remote Champhai South. Belonging to Congress, the 79-year-old will be fighting to retain control over the state after being in office for 10 years.
Bru community: Mizoram's tribals who fled to Tripura 21 years ago over ethnic strife are struggling in refugee camps
The over 30,000 tribals now lodged in refugee camps in Tripura for over 21 years, demanded setting up of polling stations near them so that they could cast their votes. However, the Mizoram government wants them to travel to Mizoram and exercise their franchise.
Congress has gone from strength to strength in Mizoram under Thanhawla's aegis
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.
'BJP will focus on image building, not winning Mizoram Vidhan Sabha polls,' says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Sarma also acknowledged the limited presence of the BJP in Mizoram
Mizoram Assembly election: Bru refugees residing in Tripura to vote in Mamit district, says EC official
The place of voting for 11,232 Bru voters has become the most controversial issue in the run-up to the Mizoram Assembly polls, leading to replacement of the Chief Electoral Officer SB Shashank in less than two weeks ahead of the elections to the 40-member House. Shashank had reportedly facilitated voting by Bru voters in the relief camps in Tripura.
Mizoram Assembly elections: BJP-RSS know they will not win next Lok Sabha polls, says Rahul Gandhi at Champhai rally
Addressing his first election rally at Champhai in Mizoram, Rahul Gandhi also accused the BJP and RSS of trying to destroy the culture of the state.
Mizoram polls: Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi to address public rallies today; BJP chief to release party's manifesto
Mizoram Police said that security was beefed up in view of the visit of the two leaders who are both classified as 'Z-plus category'.