An Overview of 2019 Lok-Sabha Election & Bye-Poll of Aizawl West-I in Mizoram

An Overview of 2019 Lok-Sabha Election & Bye-Poll of Aizawl West-I in Mizoram

ABSTRACT

After the then Mizo Hills District was elevated to Union Territory status, Mizoram was allotted one seat in Lok Sabha. The territory witnessed the first Parliamentary elections since the Fifth Lok Sabha polls, held in 1972. Till 2019, Parliamentary elections were held thirteen times in Mizoram. This paper analyzed the 17th Lok Sabha election of Mizoram Parliamentary constituency and Aizawl West-I Assembly bye-poll held on April 11, 2019. Nomination of candidates, campaign strategy, polling and vote counting had been highlighted. Besides, some controversial issues happened during elections were also highlighted.

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