The ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) will field K. Laldawngliana, head of a state-run public sector undertaking, for the upcoming by-poll to Tuirial assembly seat, which is yet to be announced, a party leader said.
MNF adviser and rural development minister Lalruatkima said that the meeting of MNF nomination committee chaired by chief minister and MNF president Zoramthanga on Tuesday has unanimously approved Laldawngliana, chairman of Mizoram State Cooperative Marketing & Consumers Federation (MIZOFED) Ltd as the party nominee for the by-poll.
Meanwhile, highly placed sources in Congress said that the party will field former legislator and party leader C Chalrosanga for the upcoming by-poll.
Name of the party candidate will be announced officially very soon, the sources said.
Main opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) is yet to name its candidate.
Party sources said that the party nomination committee will sit on Friday to decide its candidate for the by-poll.
By-poll is due in Tuirial constituency due to the death of the incumbent MLA Andrew H Thangliana, who passed away on August 17.
In the present 40-member assembly, the ruling MNF has 27 members, ZPM (6), Congress (5) and the BJP has 1.
However, five of the ZPM legislator had contested the state assembly in November 2018 on independent as the party has not obtained registration before the poll.