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Mizoram poll: Exit of 2 MLAs will not affect prospects, says Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The ruling in said Wednesday the exit of two senior MLAs from the party would not affect its prospects in the November 28 Assembly election and it was confident of a third term in the state.

"MLAs, I am confident that we will win with comfortable majority to form the government for a third consecutive term. People of have not lost faith in the leadership of Lal Thanhawla," AICC in-charge of the northeast said.

Two MLAs might have left, but hundreds of others are joining the party in Mizoram, the only Congress-ruled state in the northeastern region, Faleiro told a press conference.

Home R Lalzirliana, also of the state Congress, resigned on September 14, three days after he was served a show-cause notice by the MPCC disciplinary committee accusing him of confusing party workers. He was expelled later.

Another MLA and former resigned earlier this month.

Both the leaders were expected to be fielded by the opposition Mizo

Faleiro, a former of Goa, said the would field as many young faces as possible in the election.

"At least 40 per cent of the young candidates would be below the age of 40."

The Congress' top leadership wants to axe some legislators who are too old to contest or may struggle to win, while ensuring that those left out are not many so as to form a rebel lobby, a has said.

The party is scheduled to release its candidates' list Thursday.

The election for the 40-member Assembly will be held on November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.

The Congress, which has been in power in the state since 2008, is in fight against parties such as the MNF and the Mizo Peoples Conference.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 18:20 IST