The Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency is expected to witness a three-pronged race between the Mizo National Front (MNF) ZPM and the Congress.
Mizoram Assembly Elections: The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) scored a surprise victory in the Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency when it dethroned two-time Congress MLA R. Romawia in 2018 Mizoram assembly elections. Considered a swing district, the Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency has elected almost all available options in the state– including an independent– since 1987.
However, despite the 2018 results, MNF holds an edge in Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency as it has won the seat thrice since 1987.
Located in Aizawl district of Mizoram, it is one of 40 Legislative Assembly constituencies in the state and the seat is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency: Main Candidates
The Aizawl North 1 Assembly Constituency is expected to witness a three-pronged race between the Mizo National Front (MNF) ZPM and the Congress. The MNF, who are looking to reassert their dominance in the constituency, have fielded Mizoram power minister R Lalzirliana– a former Congress veteran, who , switched sides and joined the MNF ahead of the 2018 polls and completed a hattrick of victories from his Tawi bastion.
The 74-year-old is going up against Congress leader Lalnunmawia Chuaungo and ZPM incumbent Vanlalhlana in a triangular contest.
Mizoram is expected to feature a three-pronged contest between the MNF, ZPM, and the Congress.
Mizoram Assembly Elections: Key dates
- Date of nomination: 20 Oct 2023
- Nomination ends: 21 October 2023
- Last date of withdrawal: 23 October 2023
- Date of polling: November 7, 2023
- Date of counting/ declaration of results: December 3, 2023