AIZAWL, May 23 - Riding on a strong wave of incumbency, Mizo National Front (MNF) candidate C Lalrosanga won the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram by a margin of 8,307 votes against his closest rival, Lalnghinglova Hmar of the Congress-Zoram People�s Movement alliance.
Lalrosanga, a former Indian Broadcasting Service officer, polled 2,23,509 votes, while Hmar secured 2,15,202 votes. The votes were excluding those of service voters which, however, would not change the results after counting.
The MNF supports the NDA at the Centre. About 63.06 per cent of the total 7,02,170 voters exercised their franchise in the election to the Lok Sabha seat held on April 11.
Altogether, six candidates were in the fray for the lone Lok Sabha seat.
BJP candidate Nirupam Chakma garnered 27,989 votes, while PRISM candidate TBC Lalvenchhunga secured 12,211 votes. Two Independent candidates Lalhriatrenga Chhangte and Lalthlamuani Sailo received 12,467 and 1,909 votes respectively.
The MNF also won the by-election to the Aizawl West-I constituency that was held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election.
MNF candidate Zothantluanga got 12,309 of the total 18,154 votes polled. His nearest candidate, Lalbuanga Sailo (Independent), who was supported by the Zoram People�s Movement(ZPM)-Congress combine, bagged 5,322 votes, Returning Officer Vanlalngaihsaka said.