Mizoram has 7,22,739 voters including 3,68,757 female voters, according to the final voters’ list published by the state election department. Joint Chief Electoral Officer F J Liantluanga told media that female voters outnumbered their male counterparts by 14,775 votes.
Liantluanga said that the final publication of the state voters’ list was delayed as the Election Commission of India instructed the State Election Commission not to publish final electoral roll in three districts – Mamit, Lunglei and Lawngtlai.
The Commission’s instruction came after Non-Government Organisations in the state obstructed the election officials from conducting summary revision of electoral rolls in the six Bru relief camps in Tripura.
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The NGO Coordination committee demanded that only those Brus who return to Mizoram from Tripura should be enrolled in the state voters’ list and no one in Tripura should be enlisted in Mizoram’s electoral roll.
“We received the new instruction from the Election panel only recently to publish the Voters lists in Mamit, Lawngtlai and Lunglei districts, where the Bru voters are enrolled,” he said.