The 40-member assembly in Mizoram is crucial for the Congress as it looks to hold its last bastion in the Northeast. Initial leads gave the Mizo Naitonal Front (MNF) a edge over the ruling Congress. The MNF, led by Zoramthanga, a former ally of the BJP in the state, had decided to contest independently. Early trends gave Congress just about 10 seats and the BJP just one seat. The Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla was trailing in his Serchhip constituency. Early trends also echo the poll of poll prediction that the state is likely to face a hung house.
Assembly elections for the state was held on November 28 and the big verdict today is to decide whether Congress’ Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, the chief minister, will make an comeback for a third consecutive term in office.
Poll of exit polls predicted a hung house with the Mizo National Front (MNF) beating the Congress by a slim margin, but could fall short of the majority mark of 21 in the 40-member Mizoram assembly.