The Election Commission of India has revised the date for counting of votes in Mizoram Assembly elections. The results were earlier scheduled to be announced on December 3, reports ndtv.com
“The Commission has received several representations from various quarters requesting for change in date of counting from 3rd December, 2023 (Sunday) to some other week day, on the ground that 3rd December, 2023 being Sunday a special significance for the people of Mizoram,” the poll panel said in a statement.
“The Commission, having considered these representations, has decided to revise the date of counting for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram from 3rd December, 2023 (Sunday) to 4th December, 2023 (Monday),” the Election Commission added.
The decision to revise the counting date comes amid protests in the state organised by Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC).
The group earlier expressed displeasure over December 3 as the counting date falls on Sunday, a sacred day for Christians, who form a majority in the state.
Polling for the 40-member Mizoram assembly was held on November 7. More than 80 per cent of over 8.57 lakh voters cast their votes to decide the fate of 174 candidates.