The National Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that the party would contest five of the 40 seats of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly in the forthcoming election scheduled on November 28.
The party is planning to contest from Hachhek, Dampa, Mamit, Aizawl East-I and Aizawl West-I Assembly constituencies, NCP Mizoram state unit president Lalawmpuia Chhangte told reporters.
Chhangte said he will visit Delhi on Monday to get the names of candidates approved from the NCP leadership. The candidates’ names would be announced after the approval by the NCP leadership, he said.
However, in view of the appeals made by the NGO Coordination Committee, the NCP is yet to decide on fielding nominees from two seats - WestTuipui and Tuichawng - in Chakma Autonomous District Council areas.
The committee had appealed to all political parties not to list candidates from the Chakma community from these two specific seats. The NCP plans to contest the two seats only if other parties field candidates belonging to the Chakma community, Chhangte said.
He said that the NCP has chances of winning the Hachhek and Mamit seats. In the 2013 assembly polls, the party had bagged 2,467 votes and 2,368 votes respectively. The NCP has been contesting Assembly polls in Mizoram since 2003.