Zoramthanga also announced that Zodintluanga, a former student leader would be the party's candidate for the byelection to the Aizawl West-I seat, which would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.
Meanwhile, the BJP state unit president Prof John V Hluna announced that the saffron party would contest both the election to the lone Lok Sabha seat and also the bypoll to the Aizawl West-I Assembly constituency.
The National People's Party (NPP), which is also a constituent of the NEDA and the People's Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) party had also announced their intention to contest the polls without forming any alliance. '
The opposition Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) and the Congress party have decided to forge an electoral alliance for the parliamentary polls and also the Assembly bypoll by fielding common candidates.
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