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Mizoram Speaker Hipehi dumps Congress after being denied ticket; joins BJP

Mizoram, the only state in the north-east under the Congress rule, will go to the polls on November 28

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

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Mizoram speaker Hipehi resigns from his post and Congress

Mizoram Speaker Hiphei said Monday he has resigned from his post, House and the

Hiphei said he submitted his resignation letter to Deputy Speaker R Lalrinawma, who accepted it.

He said that he also resigned from the ruling party after he was not given the ticket for the upcoming elections in the state. He said that he would be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), instead. 

The party has dropped Hipehi's name from Palak seat in the latest list of the candidates released for the polls. 


 

Hiphei, a veteran leader, was elected to the 40-member Assembly from the Palak constituency in 2013.

Mizoram, the only state in the north-east under the Congress rule, will go to the polls on November 28.

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 11:40 IST
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