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Monday, December 08, 2008

Chp 215. And the next Mizoram Govt is…

LIVE blogging the Mizoram Election result from Mumbai. Please refresh page for latest.

9:50 AM

With a record 80% voters turnout in the recent Mizoram election, politics has indeed been the main topic of discussion when two or more Mizos meet.

Just last night too I was hanging out at South Mumbai with a couple of Mizos and we hardly noticed the women around us. A couple of Mumbai Mizos’ dads are currently standing in this election in Mizoram, so if Congress wins, Mumbai Mizos expect to see more visits at Gokul's


Currently leading:

Congress: 6
MNF: 3
UDA: 0


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10:00 AM

For more info on some of the political parties (better late than never), check out my friend zo-patriot’s blog:
| Congress
| MNF – Mizo National Front
| MPC - Mizoram People’s Conference

And the list of candidates in the Mizoram Election 2008.


Currently leading:

Congress: 7
MNF: 2
UDA: 0


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10:20 AM

An interesting analysis by my friends at samaw.com

Rajiv Nagar, a village in Mamit disctrict threw out interesting numbers! The number of voters in Rajiv Nagar-I is 888 and the number of voters in Rajiv Nagar-II is 666! With 888 and 666 both representing the number of Jesus and the Beast respectively, it is even more ironic that these two numbers came up for these two adjacent polling stations!


Currently leading:

Congress: 10
MNF: 1
UDA: 0


Reports of Pu Lalthanhawla - Congress chief whip winning the South Tuipui constituency just got confirmed. All hail the King!

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10:40 AM

If you are in office (like me) with no TV/radio around, here are the sources from the internet where you can catch LIVE updates and discussion:

CNN IBN – LIVE TV streaming
IBN Live - LIVE update
Rediff LIVE coverage – Mizoram Assembly Election 2008
e-Mizoram - LIVE TV streaming from Mizoram (thanx Simjazz!)

Discussions here at:

misual.com - Inthlan result
lawrkhawm.com - Mizoram Election 2008 – Result


Currently leading:

Congress: 11
MNF: 3
UDA: 0


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11:00 AM

Reports just in of ZNP president Pu Lalduhawma losing in his constituency! Oh a big disaster for all UDA supporters!

UDA (United Democratic Alliance) = Alliance between ZNP and MPC. This may also affect all Brigadier T.Sailo’s fans as he is the party president of MPC, ZNP’s close ally.

Congress moving closer and closer to victory… question mark.


Currently leading:

Congress: 13
MNF: 2
UDA: 1


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11:25 AM

Two of the guys I was… urmmm… "smiling" with last night, both their dads just won!!! Whooopieee! Just called them up to congratulate them, and I guess tonight there will be a lot more "smiles" to celebrate this occasion!

Congress already won 9 seats, and leading in 6. Mumbai Mizos looking forward to lots and lots of smiles


Currently leading:

Congress: 15
MNF: 2
UDA: 1


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11:40 AM

10 seats out of total 40 seats won by Congress so far. Called up home. Mom is sad because dad is hardcore Congress so he’s going to spend the whole day making fun of mom who told him earlier that Congress will never make a come back! Hahaha! Funny parents! Cute too!


Currently leading:

Congress: 16
MNF: 3
UDA: 1


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11:55 AM

Close call for Congress President Pu Lalthanhawla. Won South Tuipui constituency by 96 votes, and won Serchhip constituency by 952 votes! He reminds me of Narendra Modi - Inspite of so much negative campaigning and controversies about him, the people still voted him to power.

Ps. Have I told you that whenever he used to come over to our house, dude always use MY toilet? Coz apparently all the other toilets in our house are too low for him, so he finds my loo comfortable! Hmmm… future CM or not, he stunk up my loo a lot. Grrrr.


Currently leading:

Congress: 17
MNF: 3
UDA: 0


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12:10 PM

MNF supremo and current CM Pu Zoramthanga lost in Champhai North constituency. Things are not looking good for MNF. Called up home and the report there is Congress unofficially taking 16 seats now, officially 13, with zero seats so far by any other parties! Are we seeing a clean sweep?

Counting is still going on at my locality Chaltlang (Aizawl North-I constituency), which was once considered an MNF stronghold. It would be interesting to see that result.


Currently leading:

Congress: 16
MNF: 4
UDA: 0


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12:35 PM

This just in. Chaltlang sees a new Congress MLA! Congress wins Aizawl North-I ending speculations that Chaltlang is an MNF stronghold. Pu Romawia (INC) beat two times winner Higher & Technical Minister Dr. Lalzama (MNF) in Aizawl North-I constituency. My good friend Pu Manzuala (IND) came in fourth

Aizawl North-II also goes to Congress. Pu H.Liansailova won by 266 votes. Aizawl North III has just been won by Pu Lalthanhawla's brother (INC) according to telephonic report.


Currently leading:

Congress: 19
MNF: 5
UDA: 1


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12:55 PM

Starting to get more and more difficult working and updating blog at the same time. Calling up home every 5 mins. Dad says he wish everyday’s like today so that I can call home these many times in one single day. Aaaargh the sarcasm kills me softly!

17 confirmed wins by Congress so far. Almost there at the halfway mark and still no sign of any other parties! What a landslide this may turn out to be!


Currently leading:

Congress: 21
MNF: 3
UDA: 1


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1:15 PM

Over a 100 Google Alerts for "Mizo" and "Mizoram" sitting in my inbox during just these past 3 hours! I know what they’re all going to say.

Select all. Mark all as read. Wish life was this simple.

Finally UDA and MNF won 1 seat each (Hrangturzo and East Tuipui respectively) Congress 20 seats ahead. lolz.


Currently leading:

Congress: 21
MNF: 4
UDA: 1


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1:30 PM

Lunch time, and I still can’t eat. Am too excited to eat. Glued to LIVE coverage and update on the net.



Currently leading:

Congress: 21
MNF: 4
UDA: 1


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1:50 PM

Faulty online polls!

misual.com:
MNF – 42 %
UDA – 38 %
INC – 16 %

lawrkhawm.com:
UDA – 43 %
MNF – 32 %
INC – 25 %

buannel.com:
UDA – 41 %
INC – 30 %
MNF – 27 %
sample size: 1041

Here’s another interesting link from e-Mizoram: Opinion Poll by Zalen.

MNF – 47.42 %
INC – 38.08 %
UDA – 8.63 %


From the looks of it, nobody got it right… but then, maybe the battle is not yet over too. Me hungry!!!



Currently leading:

Congress: 25
MNF: 3
UDA: 2


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2:00 PM

Need… food.
Must… eat.

BRB after Congress wins.

21 confirmed seats for INC. Hehehe.


Currently leading:

Congress: 26
MNF: 3
UDA: 2


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2:30 PM

Wanna place a bet that Congress won’t win? I wonder which will have higher odds: Congress not winning now, or BJP winning before the count took place?

Congress still at 21, 1 seat past the halfway mark, and leading in 6 others. UDA took a second seat (Aizawl West-I: Pu Lalduhawma the man himself!). MNF still at one. Sad…

Pu Hawla is dancing, I’m sure. So’s the entire Hawla family. Good for them.


Currently leading:

Congress: 27
MNF: 3
UDA: 2


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3:30 PM

Back from lunch. What did I miss? Ah. CM Pu Zoramthanga will hand in his resignation today ("You can’t fire me, I quit!" types) Must be quite embarrassing for him, being reduced to not even an MLA after serving two terms as CM.

MNF got 4 seats finally, while the much hyped UDA is still at 2. Congress is now at 24 while leading in 4 others. Clear Congress victory indeed.


Currently leading:

Congress: 28
MNF: 5
UDA: 2


Ps. Currently this post is the hottest link among blogs in the past 12 hours related to Mizoram according to this Google Trends report (may change if you view this link later). Just wanna say thank you to you all!

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3:45 PM

One of the most admired Politicians, Brigadier T.Sailo (President of MPC) just won Aizawl West-II constituency. Congrats to him. With that, every Party Leader won at least one seat each, except for our outgoing CM. Oh, the shame!


Currently leading:

Congress: 28
MNF: 5
UDA: 2


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4:40 PM

Still no change in the count. Still 10 seats remaining. Reason? People counting the votes in Mizoram are on their thingpui/kuhva-hring break! Ah good ‘ol Mizoram.


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5:25 PM

Things moving slowly now. With the results of the last few votes taking time to be announced, not many are restless as it is clear who’s going to form the next government. Strong anti-incumbency factor indeed.


Confirmed seats so far according to Election Commission of India

Congress: 29
MNF: 3
UDA: 3
MDF: 1 (Maraland Democratic Front)

4 seats remaining.


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6:15 PM

Still waiting. One more seat left. MNF leading in that. Ah, even if MNF wins, pyrrhic victory, how sweet is thine calling…


Confirmed seats so far:

Congress: 31
MNF: 3
ZNP: 2
MPC: 2
MDF: 1


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7:15 PM

And that’s it. It’s finally over! Congress forms the next Mizoram Government bagging 32/40 seats, an undisputed 80% majority. Once again, opinion polls were wrong and once again political pundits committed a blunder. While all eyes were on UDA and MNF, Congress made a killing that would be remembered for a long time in Mizoram’s history.


FINAL COUNT:

Congress: 32
MNF: 3
ZNP: 2
MPC: 2
MDF: 1


Well done Congress! w00t w00t w00t !!!

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9:00 PM

Last update, while all the celebrations are taking place… A list of all the people who made it.



ElectedConstituencyParty
01.Lalrinmawia RalteHachhekINC
02.LalrobiakaDAMPAINC
03.John RotluanglianaMamitINC
04.Hmingdailova KhiangteTuirialINC
05.P.C.ZoramsanglianaKolasibINC
06.K.LalrinthangaSerluiINC
07.R.L.PianmawiaTuivawlINC
08.ChawngtinthangaChalfilhINC
09.R.LalzirlianaTawiINC
10.R.RomawiaAizawl North IINC
11.H.LiansailovaAizawl North IIINC
12.Lal ThanzaraAizawl North IIIINC
13.R.LalrinawmaAizawl East IINC
14.LalsawtaAizawl East IIINC
15.LalduhawmaAizawl West IZNP
16.Brig. T.SailoAizawl West IIMPC
17.R.SelthuamaAizawl West IIIINC
18.K.LiantlingaAizawl South IZNP
19.Col. Z.S.ZualaAizawl South IIINC
20.K.S.ThangaAizawl South IIIINC
21.H.RohlunaLengtengINC
22.Lalrinliana SailoTuichangINC
23.TT ZothansangaChamphai NorthINC
24.JH RothuamaChamphai SouthINC
25.B.LalthlenglianaEast TuipuiMNF
26.Lal ThanhawlaSerchhipINC
27.K.LianzualaTuikumINC
28.LalthansangaHrangturzoMPC
29.Lal ThanhawlaSouth TuipuiINC
30.P.C.LaltlanlianaLunglei NorthINC
31.Joseph LalhlimpuiaLunglei EastINC
32.Dr. R.LalthanglianaLunglei WestMNF
33.S.LaldinglianaLunglei SouthINC
34.ZodintluangaThorangINC
35.Nihar Kanti ChakmaWest TuipuiINC
36.Nirupam ChakmaTuichawngINC
37.C.RamhlunaLawngtlai WestMNF
38.H.ZothanglianaLawngtlai EastINC
39.S.HiatoSaihaINC
40.PP ThawlaPalakMDF






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9:50 PM

Just realized - that’s 12 straight hours of me updating this post with the Elections result! And yet my work was never affected. Thank God I mastered the art of "working smart" rather than "working hard" @ IIMB. lolz.

Cheers to my boss who gave me permission to LIVE blog from work. See y’all amigos.


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25 comments:

Tluanga said...

Mizoram chu kan Hawl again dawn a ni maw? Congress chu candidate zing ah pawh mithiam an nei tam bawk a, Sorkar an siam thei ang em maw?

illusionaire said...

Yes, Hawl again :-) Nia, an rawn che bawn khawp mai Congress hi... a hmuhnawm bawk minute by minute update en hi.

Lucy said...

A "Rajiv Nagar" village in Mamit District? Cute :))

illusionaire said...

hehehe... no wonder Congress won there too :D

luliana said...

'Congress wins Aizawl North-I for the second time in a row'...

Slip of the fingers..ehh??

Keipoh in ka phone chak tawh kher mai, line a tlang thei tlat lo..ka pa leh ka u in Pu Manzuala an support a, a dang zawngin Pu Romawia..:D

illusionaire said...

No I think Aizawl North-I was Congress last time too... It was always MNF before that. Hardcore MNF Ministers in our locality :) wait.. lemme confirm this news with dad.

luliana said...

Dr. Lalzama..2 consecutive terms bro..

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi sandman! you've been invited to join me in Fluffy Bear-iuca meme. Hv fun, k! :)

illusionaire said...

@ luliana: You are most right, my friend :) The confusion arose because there was no Aizawl North-III in the last election, so with this area and that area being added here and there from Aizawl North I and II, it is not possible to compare with previous election. Thats what my sources in Chlaltang say :D

@ Jean: Thank you dear. I'll be right over in a jiffy once I get this whole interesting election proceedings wound up.

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Bei tha thin e. Tun tum zet zawng INC an chak hleeeee mai , a mak zawk!
Opposition chau rau lutuk tur hi ani. Beiseina thar nen han tlir phawt ila.

illusionaire said...

yasssi :) Kei chu ka hlim bawn tawps :D

Opposition pawh Pu Lalduhawma leh Pu T.Sailo te bakah midang tlem an la awm a lawm, an tha ve viau tho.

Anonymous said...

Aizawl South II lam result ve te?

Pixie said...

So, is this a good thing for Mizoram? You know, with the Congress winning and all that?

illusionaire said...

@ anonymous: Aizawl South II result

1. Col. Z.S.Zuala INC
2. Vanhnuaithanga LJP
3. R.Khawpuithanga MNF
4. James Vanlalhruaia NCP
5. Denghmingthanga UDA


@ Pixie: Well, thats a difficult question to answer :D Good for the Congress Party of course! But good for Mizoram? Only time will tell. As of now, I pray that they form a clean and honest government.

Jerome said...

INC chu an va chak em em ve...reslt hi k rin dan poh a ni lo..an in hneh tok viau ka lo ring ve ngot a..

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

congratulations!! you've just been awarded! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi sandman! in a jiffy u said? i've been waiting and waiting but still no sight of u yet!!

come quick, i've got all the yummy~licious food prepared for you! :)

Hmai said...

Vanlalroutkhim!! I won't even tell whats on my mind when i saw this post....hahha ...visitors chuh!!!akekekek

Zaia said...

Tunah chuan.....Mipuite hi lal siamtu leh bantu kan ni tih hi politician te hian an hrethiam tawh ang chu maw??

illusionaire said...

@ Jerome: hehehe... ni e, an inhneh tawk viau a ring chu kan tam mai :) Mahse hei he ti hi a lo ni ta a, a pawi ka ti miahlo. "Hung result" kha a nia ka hlauh ber chu.


@ Jean: Coming coming!!! :) I can already smell the food... slurrrpppp!!! so sorry, couldn't find time to reply because work is really heavy this past few days. Its the busiest time of the year for us Advertising Agency people. But fear not, for here I come now!!! :)


@ Hmai: Vanlal-Hamang-gaihi! enge visitors ho chu? :-P Kan buaipui ve khawp mai election result chhiar lai khan... hehehe mahni buai tawk in kan lo buai ve e. Mahse its once in four years, so nakinah te pawh chhiar leh mai mai a nuam dawn a, pawi ka ti miahlo :D


@ Zaia: A dik khawp mai. Kan politicians te pawh ti hi chuan lo fing ve zel se. Thla 3-4 vel hnu power a an awm hnuin an theihnghilh leh mai chu an ni em lovang maw.

Anonymous said...

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sowmya said...

Kima, Have you considered running for these elections yourself?
Maybe that could lead you to be the next Barack 'kickass' Obama of India!! :D

Almost Unreal said...

lalthanhawla hawla hawla (mr. loba loba loba ti-a lam tur)...tih kan sa leh chhen a nga ni mai lom..:D

Lalduhawma tling chu i lom awm...i idol

DayDreamBeliever said...

Since the Elections are already yesterday's news by now, let me not go over it again. What I actually wanted to say is: WOW! That is one hell of an impressive blogging feat! Kudos to you.

Pixie said...

where have you disappeared off to?
everything alright?
anyways, you have been awarded by yours truly! So, do pick it up... :-)