This Article is From Nov 30, 2023

No Clear Winner In Mizoram, Hung Assembly Likely: NDTV Poll Of Polls

Mizoram assembly election 2023 exit polls: The exit polls forecast indicate a likely hung assembly with no clear winner

No Clear Winner In Mizoram, Hung Assembly Likely: NDTV Poll Of Polls

There are 40 seats in the Mizoram assembly

New Delhi:

An NDTV poll of polls shows Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) getting at least 17 seats and the Congress seven seats in the 40-member Mizoram assembly. Chief Minister Zoramthanga's Mizo National Front (MNF) is projected to get 14 seats, according to NDTV's poll of polls.

Earlier, exit polls showed no clear winner in the Mizoram assembly election. Initial exit polls by Jan Ki Baat showed the ZPM may win at least anywhere between 15 and 25 seats in the 40-member assembly, followed by the MNF with 10 to 14 seats.

India TV-CNX exit polls, however, show MNF winning 14-18 seats, ZPM 12-16, and Congress 8-10. ABP News-C Voter gives the MNF 15-21 seats and the ZPM 12-18 seats; the Congress trails with 2-8 seats.

Times Now-ETG exit polls show the MNF winning 14-18 seats, ZPM winning 10-14 seats, and the Congress 9-13 seats.

Republic TV-Matrize exit polls gave the MNF 17-22 seats, ZPM 7-12 seats and the Congress 7-10 seats.

All the exit polls for Mizoram gave the BJP a maximum of two seats.

These numbers indicate either a neck and neck fight or no clear winner, raising the possibility of alliance formation. The exit polls hence indicate a likely hung assembly.

Health warning: exit polls often get it wrong.

Polling for the 40-member Mizoram assembly was held on November 7, where more than 80 per cent of the 8.57 lakh voters turned up to decide the fate of 174 candidates. According to the 2011 census, Christians constitute more than 87 per cent of Mizoram's population.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga has expressed confidence there won't be a hung assembly in Mizoram and his Mizo National Front (MNF) will form government again.