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142 candidates in fray for Mizoram polls

November 11, 2013 19:09 IST

A total of 142 candidates are in the fray for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly election as the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers passed on Monday, Joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia said.

Both ruling Congress and Opposition front Mizoram Democratic Alliance have fielded candidates in all the 40 seats.

The MDA consists of Mizo National Front, Mizoram People's Conference and Maraland Democratic Front. The Zoram Nationalist Party is contesting in 38 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded nominees in 17 seats.

Four women are in the fray with the Congress, the MDA and the BJP fielding one woman candidate each while B. Sangkhumi, retired chairperson of the state public service commission, is contesting as an independent.

Elections to the state assembly would be held on November 25.

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