High Voter Turnout Marks Mizoram Assembly Elections, Candidates Express Confidence

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Wednesday, November 08, 2023
High Voter Turnout Marks Mizoram Assembly Elections, Candidates Express Confidence
Mizoram Records 75.68% Voter Turnout as EVMs Securely Stored
Mizoram, India - November 08, 2023 – In a display of civic enthusiasm and responsibility, Mizoram recorded an impressive voter turnout of 75.68 percent as of 5:00 pm, according to the latest data released by the Election Commission of India. This substantial participation came despite stringent security measures in place for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly election, which commenced at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7.

The high voter turnout data was reported even as Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) started arriving at the secure strong rooms at the close of polling at 5 pm. The EVMs will be crucial in determining the fate of the 174 candidates contesting in the election.

Rajya Sabha MP and candidate of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), K Vanlalvena, expressed his confidence in the electoral process, stating, "I will be the winner in these elections... Wherever I visit within my constituency, everybody loves me for my good work...The main agenda will be the development of my constituency and employment problems." Vanlalvena's commitment to constituency development and employment has resonated with voters in the region.

On the other side, Lalnghinglova Hmar, a candidate representing the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), shared his perspective, emphasizing the importance of a corruption-free government. He said, "If the biggest of all the promises is fulfilled, then the rest will fall in line. The biggest promise from our side is that of a corruption-free government." Hmar's commitment to fighting corruption appears to have garnered support from constituents.

This election saw over 8.57 lakh eligible voters, including 4.39 lakh women, participating in the democratic process, deciding the future of Mizoram. The three major contenders in the election are the ruling MNF, the primary opposition ZPM, and the Congress party, which have fielded candidates in all constituencies.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also a significant player, contesting in 23 constituencies. Additionally, there are 27 independent candidates vying for electoral success.

The outcome of the Mizoram Assembly election will be closely watched as it will determine the next government and set the tone for governance in the state. The high voter turnout reflects the citizens' strong desire to have their voices heard and contribute to the democratic process. As the results of the election unfold, it will be interesting to see which party secures the majority and forms the government, with the hopes and aspirations of Mizoram's residents hanging in the balance.