Mizoram Congress witnessed an unprecedented down slide with the incumbent Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla losing both constituencies he contested from.
He had contested Serchhip and South Champhai.
Lal Thanhawla has lost in South Champhai seat to T J Lalnuntluanga of the Mizo National Front (MNF).
In Serchhip, ZPM’s chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma got the better of the incumbent Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, according to latest figures from the Election Commission of India (ECI), the MNF has won five seats and is leading in 17 other Assembly constituencies even as counting for the Mizoram Assembly polls has entered its final phase on Tuesday.
Earlier, 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.
The vote share of Mizo National Front is 38 per cent, and that of Congress is 30.7 per cent,according to official reports.
The State went for polling in a single phase on November 28. The tenure of this Assembly will end on December 15, 2018.
In the 40-member Legislative Assembly, any political party needs at least 21 seats to secure a simple majority in the State.