The Election Commission had received many complaints against the counting of votes on Sunday. The demand for postponing the counting of votes was raised citing the fact that ceremonies including prayers are held on Sunday in Mizoram, which is a Christian majority region.
The NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC) held rallies across the state on Friday to protest the Election Commission’s decision to hold the counting of votes on December 3. All the political parties and NGOs in Mizoram had asked the Election Commission (ECI) to change the date of Sunday’s counting of votes.
The election commission came to the decision to change the date of counting of votes after the objections intensified. The elections in Mizoram were held in a single phase on November 7. There are 40 assembly constituencies in the state. The counting of votes for the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana will take place as previously scheduled.
Exit polls predict that Soram People’s Movement will win in Mizoram. The state is ruled by the Mizo National Front (MNF), an ally of the NDA. The Sorum People’s Movement is the MNF’s main rival.
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