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Mizoram Assembly Election 2013 : A Brief Profile
Liberty Institute, India Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nitu Maurya
There were 142 candidates contesting the Mizoram Assembly election 2013(held on 25th Nov'13) for 40 seats. Among the newly elected MLAs, 34 belong to INC, 5 belong to MNF, and 1 MLA of MPC. Here is a summary analysis of the parties and candidates by Nitu Maurya. For more information, please visit www.EmpoweringIndia.org

MLAs 2013: There were 142 candidates contesting the Mizoram Assembly election 2013 for the 40 seats. Among the newly elected MLAs, 34 belong to INC, 5 belong to MNF, and 1 MLA of MPC.

Electoral Performance: The average voter turnout percentage in Mizoram 2013 Assembly Election is 81%. In 2008 election, it was 80.02%.

In 2013 Assembly election, INC won the largest number of 34 seats with 44.61% of the vote share. MNF won 5 seats with 28.66% of the vote share and MPC won 1 seat with 6.15% of the vote share.

In 2008 Assembly election, INC had won the largest number of 32 seats with 38.89% of the vote share. MNF had won 3 seats with 30.65% of the vote share. MPC won 2 seats with 10.38% of the vote share, 2 seats won by ZNP with 10.22% of the vote share and 1 seat won by other party.

Table: 1

 

 

Assembly Election, 2013

Assembly Election, 2008

?Party

Seats Won

Party Votes%

Seats Won

Party Votes%

INC

34

44.61

32

38.89

MNF

5

28.66

3

30.65

MPC

1

6.15

2

10.38

Other

-

20.58

3

20.08

Total

40

100.00

40

100.00

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

In 2013 Assembly election, Buddha Dhan Chakma (INC) from Tuichawng constituency won the election with largest vote margin (14,626). While  Er. Lalrinawma (MNF) from Tuikum constituency won with the lowest vote margin (14).

In 2008 Assembly election, Nirupam Chakma (INC) from Tuichawng constituency won the election with largest vote margin (3,112). Conversely, K. Liantlinga (ZNP) from Aizawl South-I constituency won the election with lowest vote margin (28).

The INC retained 28 constituencies in Mizoram in 2008 and 2013 assembly election.

Average assets of MLAs: The average asset per MLA in the Mizoram 2013 Assembly Elections is Rs. 3.10 Crores. Among the parties, the average asset per MLA (34MLAs) for INC is Rs.2.58 Crores, for MNF (5 MLAs) it is Rs.6.60 Crore and for MPC (1 MLAs) it is Rs 3.27 Crores.

The average asset of 26 re-elected MLAs in 2013 election is Rs 2.61 Crores. The average assets of these 26 MLAs in 2008 were Rs. 73.83 Lakh. All 26 re-elected MLAs are belong to INC.

Average Asset per MLA in 2008 Mizoram Assembly Elections was Rs. 57.58 Lakh. Among major parties, the average asset per MLA for INC was 65 Lakh (32 MLAs), for MNF (3 MLAs) was 1.09 Crore, for MPC was Rs. 71 Lakh (2 MLAs), for ZNP was Rs. 1.32 Crore (2 MLAs).

Comparison of Average Assets of MLAs in Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

 

Party

Number of MLAs, 2008

Average Assets, 2008

Number of MLAs, 2013

Average Assets, 2013

Average% Increase in Asset

INC

32

65,34,880

34

2,58,02,235

295%

MNF

3

1,09,95,293

5

6,60,51,519

501%

MPC

2

71,64,663

1

3,27,45,000

357%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

 

Table: 3

Average asset increase of re-elected MLAs

 

Party

Number of re-elected MLAs

Average Assets

Average% Increase in Assets

2013

2008

INC

26

2,61,20,576

73,83,176

254%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

MLAs not declared PAN details: In 2013 Assembly election, 30 (75%) MLAs have not declared their PAN details. In 2008 Assembly election, none of the MLAs had declared their PAN card details.

MLAs with Criminal Cases: None of the MLAs have acknowledged criminal cases in the Mizoram 2013 Assembly Elections.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 3 out of 40 (8%) MLAs had acknowledged criminal cases and all three MLAs were from INC.

Graduate MLAs: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 17 out 40 (43%) MLAs are graduates. Among parties, 16 (47%) MLAs of INC, 1 (20%) MLAs of MNF are graduates.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 12 out of 40 (30%) MLAs were graduates in Mizoram. Among parties, 11 (34%) MLAs of INC and 1 MLA of ZNP were graduates.

Young MLAs (35 years and below): None of the MLAs are young in the 2013 Assembly Elections. Among the winners of 2008, only 1 MLA from INC was under 35 years.

Women MLAs: None of the women candidates won in 2008 (9 women candidates) as well as 2013 (6 women candidates) Assembly election. This in state where the women voters outnumber the men.

Party Abbreviations:  INC - Indian National Congress, MNF- Mizo National Front, MPC-Mizoram People's Conference, ZNP- Zoram Nationalist Party

Author: Ms Nitu Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.

Table: 4

 

 Constituency

3 Constituencies retained by INC in Mizoram 2003 and 2008 Assembly Election

28 Constituencies retained by INC in Mizoram 2008 and 2013 Assembly Election

2 Constituencies retained by INC in Mizoram 2003, 2008 and 2013 Assembly Election

Aizawl East-I

 

X

 

Aizawl East-II

 

X

 

Aizawl North-I

X

X

X

Aizawl North-II

 

 

 

Aizawl North-III

 

X

 

Aizawl South-I

 

 

 

Aizawl South-II

 

X

 

Aizawl South-III

 

X

 

Aizawl West-I

 

 

 

Aizawl West-II

 

 

 

Aizawl West-III

 

 

 

Chalfilh

 

X

 

Champhai North

 

X

 

Champhai South

 

X

 

Dampa

 

X

 

East Tuipui

 

 

 

Hachhek

 

X

 

Hrangturzo

 

 

 

Kolasib

 

X

 

Lawngtlai East

 

X

 

Lawngtlai West

 

 

 

Lengteng

 

X

 

Lunglei East

 

X

 

Lunglei North

 

X

 

Lunglei South

 

X

 

Lunglei West

 

 

 

Mamit

 

X

 

Palak

 

 

 

Saiha

X

 

 

Serchhip

X

X

X

Serlui

 

X

 

South Tuipui

 

X

 

Tawi

 

X

 

Thorang

 

X

 

Tuichang

 

X

 

Tuichawng

 

X

 

Tuikum

 

 

 

Tuirial

 

X

 

Tuivawl

 

X

 

West Tuipui

 

X

 

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

 

 

Note: Due to non-availability of 2012-13 economic growth data, we put 2013 assembly election vote% data in 2011-12 year.


Liberty Institute, New Delhi 
Email: nitu@libertyinstitute.org.in, info@libertyinstitute.org.in
www.InDefenceofLiberty.org | www.EmpoweringIndia.org | www.RighttoProperty.org

 

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This article was published in the Liberty Institute on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Author : Ms Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.
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