Aizawl: Retaining its political wave, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) on Thursday swept the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) polls by bagging 11 out of 19 wards, the same number of seats it had won in the last civic body polls held in 2015.
As per the civic body polls results declared after counting on Thursday, main opposition party Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), which has contested all the 19 wards, won 6, while the Congress, which fielded 19 candidates, including 2 incumbent councilors, bagged 2.
The BJP, which contested 9 seats, drew blank.
7 incumbent councilors (MNF-5 and Congress-2) have been re-elected, while 12 others are freshers.
Of the 6 reserved seats for women, ZPM won 6 and MNF bagged 1.
Altogether, 8 women candidates have been elected and the remaining 11 were male.
Among the prominent figures, incumbent deputy mayor Lalringliana of MNF from ward-II defeated his nearest opponent Lalthazuala Rawite of ZPM by a margin of 716 votes.
Congress leader Rosiamngheta won the civic polls for the third consecutive term by defeating his opponent MNF nominee Rochhunga Ralte by a margin of 232 votes.
Of the three TV personalities, Chuauzikpuii of MNF and ZPM nominee Baryl Vanneihsangi have been declared elected.
At least 66 candidates, including 20 females, were in the fray.
Of the total 2,20,110 votes, 64.19 per cent have been polled in the civic body polls held on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga expressed happiness for the victory.
He thanked the people for voting the MNF to retain power in AMC.
Since the assembly polls in 2018, the MNF have swept all the polls in the state, including the Lok Sabha polls.
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