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Explained | Everything you need to know as Mizoram goes to polls

While the Congress is trying to retain power in the northeastern state, BJP is hoping to change the status quo

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Did you know that Mizoram, one of India’s smallest states, has a voter population of just 7.68 lakh?

However, it is still an important battlefield for the two major parties- Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While the Congress is trying to retain power in the northeastern state, BJP is hoping to change the status quo. It is trying to win the Mizoram elections and achieve its aim of a Congress-mukt (free) northeast.

The Congress has been in power in Mizoram since 2008. Congress's Lal Thanhawla has been the Chief Minister of Mizoram for a record five times. As for the BJP, Mizoram is the only northeastern state where it has no presence. However, the other player in the state, the Mizo National Front (MNF), is likely to be bigger competition for both parties.

So, will Mizoram come into the BJP fold like all the other northeastern states or will it hold out against the saffron wave?

In this video, Moneycontrol takes a look at all this and more, as Mizoram goes to polls on November 28.

Watch the video for more.

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First Published on Nov 17, 2018 10:37 am
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