The counting of votes in Lawngtlai West (ST) commenced at 8 am and concluded, announcing the incumbent C. Ngunlianchunga of the Indian National Congress (INC) as the winner of the constituency.
This Mizoram assembly constituency witnessed a significant political battle, with the incumbent H. Biakzaua of the Mizo National Front (MNF) facing tough competition. However, ZPM emerged victorious, defeating both MNF's H. Biakzaua and H. Zothangliana of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the Lawngtlai East (ST) Assembly Elections 2023.
K. Sapdanga of the Zoram People's Movement has secured a win in the Aizawl North-III Assembly Election 2023, surpassing C. Lalmuanpuia of MNF and Lal Thanzara of INC. The final vote count shows K. Sapdanga with 6,783 votes, while C. Lalmuanpuia and Lal Thanzara garnered 4,913 and 4,032 votes, respectively.
K. Laldawngliana of the Mizo National Front (MNF) has won the Tuirial assembly constituency of the Mizoram.
The number of women MLAs in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh remains below the one-third mark set by the women's reservation bill. Chhattisgarh has the highest percentage of women MLAs among the four states, with 21% of its lawmakers being women. Rajasthan has seen a decrease in the number of women MLAs, while Telangana and Madhya Pradesh have seen a slight increase. The assemblies in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana have also seen an increase in the proportion of older MLAs.
The Delhi high court on Monday asked the central government to clear its stand on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by former public servants and sought direction to declare that no ruling party at the centre or state can use, directly or indirectly, any public servant for any campaign or promotion that is intended for the benefit of the ruling party. The plea claimed that it's a political propaganda and that these communications are for the benefit of the ruling party at the Centre, with the ultimate aim of winning the upcoming state elections and general elections of 2024.
In the ongoing election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded Shanti Bikash Chakma, while INC named Zodintluanga Ralte as its candidate. R. Rohmingliana contested from the Mizo National Front (MNF), and Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) fielded C. Lalnunnema.
Mizoram Health Minister and MNF candidate R Lalthangliana lost to ZPM's Jeje Lalpekhlua in the South Tuipui seat, according to the Election Commission. Zoram People's Movement nominee Jeje Lalpekhlua got 5,468 votes while Mizo National Front candidate R Lalthangliana secured 5,333 votes. C Laldintluanga of the Indian National Congress got 2,958 votes. The counting of votes polled in the assembly elections in Mizoram began at 8 am on Monday amid tight security.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey accuses Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of leaking the Ethics Committee report on Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra before it was tabled. Dubey says he does not know the contents of the report and will comment only after it is tabled. Media reports suggest that the committee has recommended the expulsion of Mahua Moitra in a 'cash-for-query' case. The report will be presented on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament. Opposition leaders, including Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, oppose the report and call for a discussion.
Lt Col. Clement Lalhmingthanga from the Zoram People’s Movement is currently in the lead in the Champhai South Assembly Election with 7,323 votes. Following closely is T. J Lalnuntluanga of the Mizo National Front with 6,994 votes, and Dr. Lallianchhunga from the Indian National Congress with 2,956 votes.
In 2022, India witnessed a total of 28,522 FIRs for murder, with the highest number of cases motivated by 'disputes', followed by 'personal vendetta or enmity' and 'gain'. The murder rate per lakh population across the country was 2.1. Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of FIRs, while Sikkim had the least. Delhi registered 509 cases of murder. Jharkhand had the highest murder rate, while Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan fared better in terms of crime per lakh population. The majority of murder victims were adults, with men constituting about 70% of victims.
The electoral contest in Lunglei West (ST) is unfolding with R. Lalbiaktluangi representing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Pc Lalthanliana from the Indian National Congress (INC), C. Lalrinsanga from the Mizo National Front (MNF), and T. Lalhlimpuia in the fray for Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM).
H. Ginzalala is currently in the lead for the Champhai North seat in Mizoram district, facing competition from Dr. Zr Thiamsanga and K. Lalnunmawia. H. Ginzalala has secured 6,939 votes, Dr. Zr Thiamsanga has 6,280 votes, and K. Lalnunmawia has 2,425 votes, as reported by the Election Commission of India.
Counting of votes in Lunglei South commenced at 8 am, with initial trends expected shortly thereafter. In the previous Mizoram Assembly election, MNF secured victory in the Lunglei South seat. For the upcoming election, BJP has nominated T. Biaksailova, while INC has fielded Meriam L Hrangchal. MNF's candidate is Dr K. Pachhunga, and ZPM has nominated Lalramliana Papuia.
Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) is set to form the government in Mizoram as per the Election Commission trends. ZPM is leading in 26 out of 40 seats, with 7 wins so far. The incumbent party, Mizo National Front (MNF), is trailing with 11 seats. ZPM's victories include defeating prominent leaders of MNF. ZPM Chief Ministerial candidate Lalduhoma plans to meet the Governor to stake claim for the government formation. Mizoram's political landscape has been dominated by Congress and MNF since 1987.
The upcoming Mizoram assembly election features a keenly contested battle in the Lunglei North (ST) constituency, with Indian National Congress (INC) nominating Eric R Zomuanpuia, Mizo National Front (MNF) naming Dr Vanlaltanpuia, and V Malsawmtluanga from Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) in the fray.
The Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), founded by Lalduhoma, a former IPS officer, MLA, and ex-Member of Parliament, is undergoing a political transformation in Mizoram. Formed in 2018 as a coalition of six regional parties, the ZPM aims to address various issues in Mizoram. In the 2018 Mizoram Assembly elections, the ZPM positioned itself as an alternative to the Mizoram National Front (MNF) and the Indian National Congress (INC) and secured victory in 8 out of 40 seats. In the 2023 elections, the ZPM contested all 40 seats and is anticipated to win 28-35 seats.
The electoral battleground in Lunglei East (ST) is set, with Joseph Lalhimpuia representing the Indian National Congress (INC), Lawmawma Tochhawng from the Mizo National Front (MNF), and Lalrinpuii in contention for Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM).
«If I speak on the basis of the recent elections' results, this is a golden opportunity for our colleagues sitting in the opposition. Instead of taking out your anger of defeat in this session, if you go ahead with positivity and learn from the defeat and leave behind the tendency of negativity of the last 9 years, the country will change their point of view for them,» PM Modi said.
The process of counting votes is currently in progress for the Aizawl East - II Assembly Constituency, marking the conclusive phase of the 2023 Mizoram Assembly elections. Key candidates in this contest encompass P.C. Lalhmingthanga from the INC, B. Lalawmpuii from the MNF, B. Lalchhanzova from the ZPM, and various independent candidates.
Initial trends show the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) ahead of the ruling MNF in the assembly elections in Mizoram. ZPM is leading in 11 seats, while MNF is leading in six seats. The Election Commission website shows ZPM leading in one seat and BJP leading in one. The counting of votes for the 40 assembly seats began at 8 am in 13 centres across the state. The ZPM is leading in two seats and MNF in one, according to PTI correspondents.
The counting of votes in Tuikum has kicked off at 8 am, with early trends expected to be revealed shortly. The Indian National Congress (INC) has put forward T.t. Zothansanga is its candidate in Tuikum (ST), while MNF has named Er. Lalrinawma. P.c. Vanlalruata is in contention as the candidate for Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM).
Anumula Revanth Reddy led the Congress party to power in Telangana with 64 seats. The party capitalized on voter fatigue and broken promises by the ruling BRS party, tapping into the growing perception of inaccessibility and unfulfilled promises. The Congress replicated its successful Karnataka campaign model, announcing guarantees and conducting surveys. The CWC meeting in Hyderabad and the presence of top leaders like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi boosted party morale.
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PM Narendra Modi's credibility as a leader with guarantees has further cemented his status as BJP's talismanic campaigner. BJP has fashioned a winning formula with effective governance, targeted welfare measures, Hindutva, and a muscular nationalist image. Their new culture focuses on delivering benefits to voters. The opposition parties' promises also centered around welfare, but BJP's restrained response may translate into responsible welfarism.
Dhiren Nalinkant Shah, a chemist, chose to stay with his bedridden mother Nalini during a fire in the Jethabhai Govindji building in Girgaon. The fire brigade suspects a short circuit in the electric box and the old wooden stairs intensified the spread of the blaze. Dhiren's family left the building but he stayed with his mother. The fire reached their home before it was controlled. Dhiren succumbed to the fire while others were rescued using a connecting plank. The building lacked a fire-fighting system and residents had to exit through windows.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan became MP's third CM in 2005, breaking Digvijaya Singh's record. Chouhan served as CM for 12 consecutive years until Kamal Nath took office in 2018. Chouhan's success is attributed to his schemes for the girl child and women, including the Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Despite setbacks, Chouhan remains resilient and continues to make an impact in politics.
The Congress party's belief in a revival after the post-2014 stasis has been shattered by its recent defeats in the Hindi heartland. The party's struggles in this region, concerns about polarisation, and absence of a counter agenda to the BJP have resurfaced. The defeats have raised fears about the party's future, especially with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the Ayodhya issue. Rahul Gandhi faces a personal challenge as he tries to retain momentum and find a new rallying call.