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High decibel campaign for Mizoram Lok Sabha seat ends

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

A high decibel campaign for the election to the lone seat in and by-poll to the West-I seat to be held on Thursday, ended at five pm Tuesday, said.

The said public meetings, street campaign, publication of advertisements, press conferences by candidates and political leaders, interviews and panel discussions in the electronic media, musical concert or any form of gathering to canvass has been completely prohibited after the campaign ended.

Six candidates are in the fray for the election to the lone seat while it would a triangular contest in the West - I assembly by-poll.

Those contesting the polls are - C Lalrosanga of the ruling Mizo (MNF), Zoram People's Forum (ZPM) and the combine's common candidate (Independent), Nirupam Chakma of the BJP, TBC Lalvenchhunga of People's Representation for Identity and Status of (PRISM) and two independents - Lalhriatrenga Chhangte and Lalthlamuani.

Zothantluanga of the MNF, independent nominee Lalbuanga Sailo, sponsored by the ZPM-combine and Rev Zaichhawna Hlawndo of 'Zoram Thar' were contesting the West - I by-election.

Over 7.85 lakh voters (4,02,408 female and 3,81,991 male voters) would exercise franchise on April 11 to elect one Lok Sabha member and one member of the

While the electorate would cast their votes at 1,175 polling stations across the state, 15 special polling stations have been established at Mizoram-border Kanhmun village where 12,081 Bru voters lodged in the six relief camps in neighbouring North district would cast their votes on polling day.

International borders with and have been sealed by orders of the deputy commissioners of the districts adjoining the two countries so as to ensure that people and commodities that could disturb peaceful election process during polling.

Kundra said that 117 polling stations, known as 'pink polling stations' would be manned by women only and only one polling station in southernmost district - Gegaguluksura has been classified as 'critical polling station'.

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First Published: Tue, April 09 2019. 17:10 IST