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Polling underway for Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat under tight security

All international borders and inter-state borders have been sealed to ensure peaceful elections, a senior police officer said. Over 8.56 lakh voters, including 4.4 lakh women, are eligible to exercise their franchise.
Last Updated : 19 April 2024, 03:01 IST
Last Updated : 19 April 2024, 03:01 IST

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Aizawl: Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram is underway across the state under tight security arrangements, officials said.

Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 5 pm. At least 6,500 polling personnel, over 3,500 policemen and 12 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have been deployed for the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

All international borders and inter-state borders have been sealed to ensure peaceful elections, a senior police officer said.

Over 8.56 lakh voters, including 4.4 lakh women, are eligible to exercise their franchise.

Although there are six contenders, it is believed that the fight will be mainly among ZPM, MNF and Congress.

The ruling Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) nominated debutant Richard Vanlalhmangaiha, while the main opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) fielded sitting Rajya Sabha member K Vanlalvena.

The Congress has fielded former state home secretary Lalbiakzama, who is also a newbie in politics.

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Published 19 April 2024, 03:01 IST

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