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Dr Lorrain clears scrutiny; 174 candidates in the fray

Aizawl: With Dr Lorrain Lalpekliana Chinzah clearing the reaxamination of his nomination papers on Sunday, a total of 174 candidates are in the fray for the November 7 Mizoram assembly polls.

Reports from Lawngtlai said that the nomination papers of Chinzah, contesting from Lawngtlai East seat, does not bear signature of one of the proposers which was pointed out by other candidates.

Being nominee of the ZPM, a registered party, but not a recognised political party with the Election Commission of India, he requires to have 10 proposers. Though Chinzah has 10 proposers, J H Thangliana’s signature is missing in the nomination papers.

The rest of the nominations of the candidates sailed through the process of scrutiny. 

Chinzah is pitted against Deputy Speaker of the state legislature H. Biakzauva of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), former two-time MLA H. Zothangliana and N.C. Muankima of the BJP in a four-cornered contest. 

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