AIZAWL: Former Home Minister of Mizoram R Lalzirliana registered the first win even as the first two results of the counting of votes of the State Assembly election came in just now.
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, ChiefMinister Lal Thanhawla has lost in South Champhai seat to TJ Lalnuntluanga of the Mizo National Front.
He continues to trail in Serchhip after two rounds.
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is trailing behind ZPM’s chief ministerial candidate Lalduhoma in Serchhip.
The MNF is leading in 28 seats while the ruling Indian National Congress is leading in seven Assembly constituencies.
The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are ahead in one seat each.
Finance Minister Lalsawta in the Lal Thanhawla Cabinet is trailing in the prestigious Aizawl East-II behind MNF nominee Robert Romawia Royte.
BJP candidate Dr Buddha Dhan Chakma is leading by over 1,000 votes against MNF nominee R M Chakma in Tuichawng seat in south Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.
Chakma was a minister in the Congress government before switching to the BJP.
Ngurdingliana of the Congress is leading in Kolasib.
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.
This time around, the voters’ turnout in Mizoram was recorded at around 80 per cent,against 83.41 per cent in 2013 Assembly elections.