NCP announces names of five candidates for Mizoram polls
    Aizawl, Nov 6 (PTI) The Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) on Monday announced the names of five candidates for the
November 28 election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly.
    NCP state unit president Lalawmpuia Chhangte said he
would contest two assembly seats - Mamit and Dampa - along
Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh border.
    C Ramkinlova, a Presbyterian church member, has been
nominated from Hachhek constituency by the party, while
Lalrinpuii, the lone woman nominee of the NCP, would contest
from Aizawl East-I, he said.
    Lalhruaia, a first-timer, has been fielded from Aizawl
West - I seat.
    Chhangte expressed hope that they would be able to bag
Mamit and Hachhek seats, where the party had secured over
2,000 votes each in 2013 assembly polls.
    The NCP, which also has a presence in Chakma-dominated
Tuichawng and West Tuipui assembly segments, has decided not
to field candidates from the two seats this time, keeping with
NGO Coordination Committee's appeal.
    The committee, an umbrella body of major civil
societies and student organizations, had requested all
political parties, earlier this year, to refrain from fielding
any Chakma community candidate for the polls as they are "not
natives or sons of the soil".
    Chakmas are "illegal" immigrants from Bangladesh, they
should not be given "indigenous" status in Mizoram, Lal
Sangzuala, a leader of the committee, had said. PTI HCV