39 names were declared by the Mizo National Front yesterday at Vanapa Hall for the upcoming 40 seat state legislative assembly polls, party president Zoramthanga will fight Aizawl East I constituency, former Congress ministers R Lalzirliana and Lalrinliana Sailo are both given MNF party tickets.
Speaking at the function held in Aizawl, former health minister and campaign chairman of the MNF, R Tlanghmingthanga said that there were 17 new faces and 17 former MLAs.
R Lalzirliana, the resigned home minister of Mizoram was given Tawi AC where he will face Rosiamngheta of the INC and Prof. JV Hluna, the state BJP president.
Former health minister of the Congress government Lalrinliana Sailo was handed Chalfilh AC, he will be up against Congress’ new entrant, LT Hrangchal, an retired IPS officer.
Aizawl FC owner Robert Romawia Royte was given his home locality constituency of Aizawl East II, Robert will lock horns with the present finance minister Lalsawta.
MNF number Tawnluia, former home minister of Mizoram and the army chief of the then underground MNF will contest from Tuichang AC, he will be up against a young Congress candidate James Thanghmingmawia. Tuichang AC was vacated by Congress legislator Lalrinliana Sailo, he tendered his resignation from the MLA post and joined the MNF paving way for the MNF number two Tawnluia.
MNF’s sitting legislators K Sangthuama will try to retain Aizawl West I and Lalruatkima will run Aizawl West II for the third time.
C Lalramzauva, a senior advocate and the main lawyer of Lalhriatrenga Chhangte, who has filed a case against chief minister Lal Thanhawla was given Serchhip AC ticket, he will now take things to the next level, from courtroom to political arena of Serchhip, for the second time he will fight Lal Thanhawla.
Two councillors of the MNF Led Aizawl Municipal Council – deputy mayor Lalringliana and Laltlanzova Khiangte are being promoted to higher political platform. Lalringliana is given Aizawl North I and Laltlanzova Khiangte being given Aizawl North II AC.