The MADC is headquartered in Mizoram's Siaha district.

Aizawl: The BJP on Monday lodged a complaint with Siaha district election officer against a minister’s son for allegedly violating election model code of conduct in the poll-bound Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC).

The party said in its complaint that sports minister Robert Romawia’s son has allegedly given Rs 10 lakh for the construction of a playground at Thiara village in Siaha district recently, which was an outright violation of model code of conduct.

The money appeared to be given from public purse, it alleged, and has sought a disciplinary action against the minister’s son.

Royte could not be contacted for comment despite repeated attempts.

Campaigning and preparation for the Mara council polls is gaining momentum. At least 106 presiding officers and 106 1st Polling officers were requisitioned and trained for the upcoming polls. 

Polling officials belonging to the four farthest constituencies – Tokalo, Phura, Vahia and Laki – will be leaving for their respective polling stations on Tuesday and the rest the next day, official sources said. 

At least 85 candidates are in the fray for the MADC polls, scheduled to be held on May 5.  The Mizo National Front (MNF), the ruling party in the state, has fielded candidates for all the 25 seats, while the BJP, which is currently in power in the council, is contesting 24 seats and Congress (23), he said.

Main opposition party in the state Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) in its electoral debut in the council polls is contesting in 8 seats. Five independent candidates are also contesting the council polls.

A total of 42,342 electorates, including 21,969 female voters, would exercise their franchise in the MADC polls, for which EVM will be used. Counting of votes will be held on May 9.

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