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MNF wins AMC polls, NDA draws blank

By The Assam Tribune
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AIZAWL, Nov 27 - Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) won the election to the 19-seat Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) held yesterday by bagging 11 seats, State Election Commission officials today said.

While the NDA, pre-poll alliance of Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) and BJP, which contested 15 seats did not win even a single seat, the ruling Congress and Mizoram People�s Conference (MPC) combine, which contested all the seats won eight seats.

The MNF went alone in the civic polls. Of the 19 seats in AMC, six seats were reserved for women and the Congress-MPC combine female candidates bagged five reserved seats while only one MNF woman candidate was elected.

Meanwhile, the poll turnout in the election to the 25-member Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) held yesterday was 85.22 per cent, the officials said.

The officials said that 74 candidates were in the fray for the LADC polls with both ruling Congress and MNF contesting all the seats.

Counting of votes for LADC polls would be conducted at Lawngtlai town tomorrow.

LADC is the largest autonomous district council among the three district councils constituted under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in Mizoram. � PTI

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MNF wins AMC polls, NDA draws blank

AIZAWL, Nov 27 - Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) won the election to the 19-seat Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) held yesterday by bagging 11 seats, State Election Commission officials today said.

While the NDA, pre-poll alliance of Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) and BJP, which contested 15 seats did not win even a single seat, the ruling Congress and Mizoram People�s Conference (MPC) combine, which contested all the seats won eight seats.

The MNF went alone in the civic polls. Of the 19 seats in AMC, six seats were reserved for women and the Congress-MPC combine female candidates bagged five reserved seats while only one MNF woman candidate was elected.

Meanwhile, the poll turnout in the election to the 25-member Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) held yesterday was 85.22 per cent, the officials said.

The officials said that 74 candidates were in the fray for the LADC polls with both ruling Congress and MNF contesting all the seats.

Counting of votes for LADC polls would be conducted at Lawngtlai town tomorrow.

LADC is the largest autonomous district council among the three district councils constituted under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in Mizoram. � PTI

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