The National Congress Party (NCP) on Friday announced that it would contest five seats out of 40 seats in the ensuing Mizoram Assembly polls scheduled to be held on November 28, 2018.
Talking to media persons here on Friday, the Mizoram State president of NCP, Lalawmpuia Chhangte, said that the party would field candidates in Hachhek, Dampa, Mamit, Aizawl East-I and Aizawl West-I Assembly constituencies.
A report published on Thursday by NDTV stated that Chhangte will reach the national capital on Monday to receive the approval of the names of the party candidates from the party’s central leadership after which the names would be announced.
The NCP Mizoram State unit president also said that out of respect for the appeals made by the NGO Coordination Committee, a conglomerate of all major civil society groups and students’ organisations in Mizoram, the NCP has not arrived at any decision about fielding nominees from West Tuipui and Tuichawng constituencies which fall in areas under the Chakma Autonomous District Council.
Earlier, the NGO Coordination Committee had appealed to all the political parties not to field candidates from the Chakma community from these two constituencies.
The report quoted Chhangte as saying that the NCP would contest from West Tuipui and Tuichawng constituencies if other parties field candidates belonging to the Chakma community from the two constituencies.
Chhangte said their party has possibility of winning the ensuing Assembly polls from at least Hachhek and Mamit seats, where the party candidates had bagged 2,467 votes and 2,368 votes respectively in Assembly polls in 2013.