New Delhi: Early trends in counting of votes for Mizoram Assembly have begun to emerge. As of now, both the Congress and the MNF are leading on a seat each. (Catch LIVE Updates of Assembly Election Results Here)Also Read - Yearender 2018: From Losing Grip Over Hindi Heartland to Vajpayee's Demise, How 2018 Turned Nightmarish For BJP
It must be noted that the northeastern state is the last bastion for the Congress which has been ruling the state since 2008 under the leadership of Lal Thanhawla. The grand old party is seeking the third consecutive term in the state. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: BJP Steps up Prep, Amit Shah Reworks 'Ajey BJP' Campaign
Exit polls had indicated that the Congress would lose the only state it has held in the N-E. Zee News Maha Exit poll predicted 18 seats for the MNF while the Congress’ tally would drop to 16 from 34 in 2013. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: Congress Chief Ministers to Discuss Cabinet With Party Chief Rahul Gandhi
According to Times Now-CNX, MNF will attain 18 seats while the Congress will win 16 seats. The exit polls by Republic-C-Voter showed the MNF getting between 16 and 20 seats. In the 40-seat Assembly, 21 seats would mean a clear majority.