In Mizoram Congress returned to power for a second consecutive term capturing 22 of the 40 seats, while leading in four; and, four-time Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla won from both Serchhip and Hrangturzo seats
Mizoram began to have a separate legislature of its own since 1972 when it was elevated from a district council under the state of Assam to the status of union territory, but only six women have made it to the state assembly in the past 41 years
Rebel-turned-politician Zoramthanga has been the most respected face of Mizo nationalism after Laldenga. Will the two-time chief minister be able to upset the Congress and bring the Mizo National Front to power?
Responding to the controversy over his wearing a bindi, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla maintained that painting a bindi on one’s forehead is a way of welcoming a person, and is not at all related to Hinduism