Mizoram’s Political Parties Request EC to Change Vote Counting Date as Sundays are Sacred for Christians
Aizwal: Mizoram’s all major political parties, including the BJP, Congress and the ruling MNF, have requested the Election Commission to change the date for the counting of votes of the assembly elections as it is scheduled on December 3, a Sunday.
Christians are around 87 per cent of the population of Mizoram, according to the 2011 Census.
The Zoram People’s Movement and the People’s Conference of Mizoram have also written to the Election Commission in this regard.
The conglomerate of major churches in the state, Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), has also sent a letter to the EC, urging it to change the date of counting.
Polling for the 40-member Mizoram assembly will be held on November 7 and counting of votes for all the five states is scheduled on December 3.
The political parties and MKHC of Mizoram have urged the EC to reschedule the date of counting to December 4, which is Monday.