In a major embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mizoram state president, J V Hluna, has lost his deposit in Tawi constituency after he was defeated by a record number of votes.
However, Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma of the BJP has won Tuichawng seat. Chakma was a minister in the Congress government before he switched to the BJP.
Chakma defeated his nearest Mizo National Front (MNF) candidate R M Chakma.
Meanwhile, MNFis leading in 21 seats while the ruling Indian National Congress is leading in four seats.
Others are leading in seven seats even as counting for the Mizoram Assembly polls has entered its final phase on Tuesday.
Earlier, former Home Minister of Mizoram R Lalzirliana registered the first win in the 2018 Assembly election in the State.
Lalzirliana who left the Congress recently won the Tawi constituency seat on Mizo National Front (MNF) ticket, the regional party he had joined.
The Mizo National Front has also won Hrangturzo seat.
Former Assembly Speaker Lalchamliana of the MNF defeated Cooperation Minister and the lone woman legislator Vanlalawmpuii Chawngte in Hrangturzo seat.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has lost in South Champhai seat to T J Lalnuntluanga of the Mizo National Front.
He also continues to trail in Serchhip after two rounds.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is trailing behind ZPM’s chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma in Serchhip.