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Mizoram assembly polls: ZPM, MNF engage in close fight as counting of votes is underway Mizoram
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Mizoram assembly polls: ZPM, MNF engage in close fight as counting of votes is underway

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Dec 2023, 09:41 am

The Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) is marching ahead and taking early leads as counting of votes for the Mizoram assembly polls is currently underway on Monday.

As per initial reports, the Zoram People's Movement is leading in 18 seats.

Mizo National Front is ahead in 13 seats.

The Congress is marching in seven seats and the BJP in one.

Other contenders are leading in one.

The state is witnessing a three-way battle between MNF, the ZPM, and the Congress.

The ZPM was formed after the merger of six parties.

All three parties contested the 40 seats each.

The BJP fielded candidates in 13.

Apart from 17 independent candidates, the Aam Aadmi Party fought in four seats for the first time.

Boosting the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2024 general elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India won a huge victory, clinching three of the four states, for which Assembly elections were held in the last week of November.

While the BJP won the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh convincinly, Congress managed to bag the southern state of Telangana, allowing the party a face-saving reprieve.

As per the latest trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks all set to sweep Madhya Pradesh, win Rajasthan, and also bag Chhattisgarh proving many exit polls that predicted a tight contest wrong.

In Madhya Pradesh the trends show Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 166 seats; Congress in 63 seats.

In Rajasthan BJP candidates are moving ahead of their rivals in 115 constituencies, while Congress is leading in 70 seats.

In Chhattisgarh Congress is likely to bag 34 seats, whereas BJP is ahead in 56.

In Telangana Congress is all set for victory with leads in 64 seats, incumbent BRS has managed to do well in 40 seats and BJP in 9 seats.

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