Mizoram Assembly Elections: MNF chief Zoramthanga stakes claim to form government

MNF Chief Zoramthanga

Aizawl, Dec 11:  After handing down a humiliating defeat to the ruling Congress, MNF supremo Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekhar on Tuesday evening and staked claim to form the government in Mizoram, after a decade.

“MNF President Zoramthanga met Governor Kummanam Rajasekhar this evening (Tuesday) and staked claim to form the government in Mizoram,” a Raj Bhavan official said.

He said that the time and date of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Council of Ministers headed by Zoramthanga would be decided soon in consultation with all stakeholders

Mizoram 
Result Status

Status Known For 40 out of 40 Constituencies
Party Won Lead Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 0 1
Indian National Congress 5 0 5
Mizo National Front 26 0 26
Independent 8 0 8
Total 40 0 40

A former Chief Minister, Zoramthanga, 74, was elected for a fifth term from Aizawl East-I seat, defeating Independent candidate K. Sapdanga by a margin of 2,504 votes.Earlier, a statement of the Mizo National Front (MNF) said that Zoramthanga has been unanimously elected leader of the MNF Legislature Party.

The MNF, which got only five seats in the 2013 Assembly polls, secured 26 seats this time, while the ruling Congress won only five seats.

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