CM Zoramthanga casts vote in second try after EVM malfunctions


Mizoram Assembly Elections 2023: CM Zoramthanga casts vote in second try after EVM malfunctions

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga. PTI file

Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front Chief Zoramthanga solid his vote because the northeastern state went to polls on Tuesday.

As per reviews, Zoramthanga couldn’t solid his vote earlier in the morning because of a technical glitch in the machine.

“The CM had, in the morning, gone to Ramhlun Venglai Primary School polling station, but the EVM was not working at that time. So, he went back home and came again at 9:40 am to exercise his franchise,” Mizoram Additional Chief Electoral Officer H. Lianzela stated.

Till 9 am, the state of Mizoram recorded greater than 17 per cent voter turnout. Lianzela stated polling has been “peaceful and there has been no law and order issue till now”.

Over 8.57 lakh voters, together with 4.39 lakh ladies, are eligible to train their franchise to resolve the electoral destiny of 174 candidates.

The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), important opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and Congress have fielded candidates in all of the seats. The BJP is contesting in 23 constituencies, whereas the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has nominated candidates in 4 meeting segments.

Apart from this, there are 27 impartial candidates.

Earlier right now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters in Mizoram and  Chattisgarh to train their proper to franchise.

“I call upon the people of Mizoram to vote in record numbers. I particularly urge the young and first-time voters to exercise their franchise and strengthen the festival of democracy,”  Modi stated.

With inputs from PTI

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