New Delhi, Dec 11 : The ultimate power in democracy remains with the electorate and this was reflected well in the mandate in Mizoram polls when five time Chief Minister and Congress stalwart Lal Thanhawla lost both the assembly seats he contested.
The Chief Minister lost his traditional stronghold Serchip and Champhai South assembly constituencies by margin of 410 and 1300 respectively. Ironically, the set back to the Congress in Mizoram came on a day when the grand old party, which has been experiencing a series of electoral defeats since 2014, made a strong come back in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
In Serchip, Mr Lal Thanhawla lost to ZPM's Chief Ministerial candidate and former MP Lalduhoma while in Champhai South he lost to MNF nominee TJ Lalnuntluanga. Mr Lal Thanhawla is also the pradesh Congress chief and is known for taking hard line stands both against his party colleagues and at times even against some decisions of the party high command. (UNI)