Retaining its political wave, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) swept the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) election by winning 11 out of 19 seats.

The same number of seats (11) were won by the Mizo National Front in the last civic body polls held in 2015.

As per the civic body polls results declared after counting on Thursday, the main opposition party Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), which contested in all the 19 wards, won 6, while the Congress, which fielded 19 candidates, including 2 incumbent councillors, bagged 2.

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The BJP, which contested in 9 seats, drew blank.

A total of 7 incumbent councillors (MNF-6 and Congress-2) have been re-elected while 12 others are new faces.

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 for the MNF to retain power in AMC.

“I, wholeheartedly and sincerely, could not thank enough the people of #Mizoram for trusting the #MizoNationalFront (MNF) to be the torchbearer for various development goals at the Aizawl Municipal Corporation Civic Polls 2021. The Government of Mizoram will do our best!” Zoramthanga tweeted.

Since the Assembly polls in 2018, the MNF has swept all the polls in the state, including the Lok Sabha polls.

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