Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs John Barla arrived in Mizoram on Saturday to marketing campaign for Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) polls, which had been scheduled to be held on Might 5, occasion sources mentioned on Sunday.
The Union Minister was accompanied by the Rajya Sabha member from Assam Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, sources mentioned.
Barla together with Prasad and state BJP president Vanlalhmuaka has left for Siaha city, the headquarters of MADC, on Saturday night, it mentioned.
The election marketing campaign for the 25-member MADC is gaining momentum.
In line with Siaha Deputy Commissioner Lalsangliana, who’s the returning officer, a complete of 42,342 electorates, together with 21,969 feminine voters, would train their franchise to determine the destiny of 85 candidates.
The Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF), the ruling occasion within the state, has fielded all of the 25 seats, whereas the BJP, which is at present in energy within the council, is contesting 24 seats and Congress (23), he mentioned.
Zoram Individuals’s Motion (ZPM), the state’s important opposition occasion in its electoral debut within the council polls, is contesting eight seats, he mentioned.
Moreover, there are 5 unbiased candidates, he added.
The counting of votes can be held on Might 9.
MADC was constituted in 1972 for the Mara individuals residing within the state.
Its headquarters is Siaha within the southern a part of the state.
Within the 25-member council, the BJP now has 17 members, MNF (6) and Congress (2).
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