AMC election

Mizoram, Jan 29: At least 66 candidates, including 20 females have filed nomination papers for Aizawl Municipal Corporation, AMC election, a state election commission official said on Thursday.

Thursday was the last date for filing of nominations.

Mizoram State Election Commissions secretary Teresy Vanlalhruaii told PTI that the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), Congress and Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) have fielded 19 candidates each while the BJP has fielded nine candidates.

She said that scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on January 29 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 1.

Polling for AMC election will be held on February 16 and counting and votes will be held on February 18.

There are 19 seats in AMC, of which 6 are reserved for women.

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Polling will be held in 274 polling stations from 7 am to 4 pm and Electronic Voting Machines will be used.

The AMC was established in 2010 under the Mizoram Municipalities Act, 2007.

The previous AMC term ended on December 10, 2020.

In the last municipal polls held in 2015, the MNF had secured a clear majority by bagging 11 seats, while the Congress bagged 7 seats and Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) had won one seat.