Lawngtlai, Nov 29: A day after Congress Bhavan was simmered with disappointment over a setback in AMC polls, the ruling Congress on Saturday got back its cheerful face and regained its wave by winning majority in the 10th general election to Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) held on 26 November.
Counting of votes for LADC polls was held on last Saturday in Lawngtlai town. Of the total 25 seats, the Congress won 16 seats followed by the Mizo National Front (MNF) which bagged 8 seats, while one independent candidate had been declared elected.
The meeting of newly elected Congress MDCs held in the evening of Saturday unanimously appointed V.L Hmuaka, an elected MDC from Lawngtlai Vengpui constituency, as the Chief Executive Member (CEM) and V.Zirsanga from Paithar MDC constituency as the Council Chairman.
The 10th general election to LADC was held simultaneously with AMC on 26 November. Of the total 4,5757 electorates, 3,8993 voters exercised franchise during polling making 85.22 per cent poll turnout.
74 candidates were in fray for the polls to LADC. The ruling Congress and opposition MNF contested in all the seats. While the BJP was contesting in 11 seats, MPC and ZNP have fielded -2 and 1 seat respectively. There were 10 independent candidates in fray for the polls.
LADC which consist of 25 members is the largest district council in Mizoram constituted under sixth scheduled to the Indian constitution.