Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla addressing a gathering
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Mizoram: Ruling Cong announces list of 40 candidates for polls

Incumbent CM Lal Thanhawla to contest from two constituencies in 40-seat assembly

Aizawl: The ruling Congress in Mizoram on Wednesday announced the list of 40 candidates for the upcoming single-phase assembly elections to be held on November 28. In the 40-seat assembly, incumbent CM Lal Thanhawla will contest from two constituencies -- Champai South and Serchhip.

Mukul Wasnik, Congress general secretary in charge of the central election committee, announced the candidates for the party on Wednesday.

In the upcoming polls, the Congress is looking to retain power in one of its last remaining bastions in the Northeast, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to make inroads into the hill state.

For the elections, the process of filing nominations will start from November 2 and the last date to file nominations is November 9.

Earlier, the BJP had announced its list of 13 candidates as the saffron party decided to go solo in the upcoming elections.

The list of candidates announced by the Congress party in Mizoram for the upcoming polls
The list of candidates announced by the Congress party in Mizoram for the upcoming polls (continued)