A high-voltage political canvassing for the 19-member Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) polls ended on Sunday with the contesting parties expressing confidence of winning the polls.

Voting will be conducted on Tuesday between 7 am and 4 pm, where EVMs will be used.

Election officials said they are prepared to conduct the polls.

At least four political parties will contest the AMC polls and it is expected to be a triangular fight among the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and Congress.

MNF, ZPM and Congress will contest in all 19 seats each while the BJP has fielded 9 candidates.

During the high-voltage campaign, the contesting parties engaged in blame game over their agendas and manifestos.

Earlier, Mizoram chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga and ZPM leader Lalduhoma said the AMC poll is crucial and is a prediction of the next Assembly polls to be held in 2023 as one-third of Mizoram’s population live within the AMC area.

MNF media and publicity secretary Lena Jongte said the party would bag at least 13-16 seats.

Expressing confidence, Congress spokesperson Lallianchhunga said there is no ward (seat), which could be said “unsafe” for the Congress.

ZPM general secretary Lalmuanpuia Punte expressed confidence of winning the polls.

A total of 2,18,870 voters including 1,17,191 female voters will decide the fate of 66 candidates.

There are 274 polling stations.

Counting of votes will be conducted on February 18.

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