Mizoram: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and other authorities were met by a five-member team of the NGOCC on Monday in Delhi.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) may postpone the date of the state assembly polls’ vote counting, according to the Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC).
The NGOCC general secretary, Malsawmliana, stated that a five-member delegation of the organization met with Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and other authorities on Monday in Delhi and begged them to postpone the December 3 date set out for the Mizoram vote counting. Major student and civil society organizations in the northeastern state are united under the NGOCC umbrella organization.
We discussed the matter with ECI representatives in a friendly discussion. Since the counting date comes on a Sunday, a holy day for Christians, we hope the commission will alter it, Malsawmliana told PTI over the phone from Delhi.
Malsawmliana claims that the CEC informed the NGOCC leaders that the poll panel would soon have a thorough discussion on the matter.
The NGOCC had earlier promised to hold a large-scale demonstration in the event that the meeting with ECI did not produce favorable outcomes.
Meanwhile, the NGOCC thanked the churches, political parties, and people of Mizoram for their combined assistance in helping to postpone the counting date.
On November 7, voters in Mizoram cast ballots for the 40-member assembly, and over 80,000 of the state’s 8.57 lakh registered voters cast ballots to select 174 candidates.
The 2011 census indicates that over 87% of Mizoram’s population is Christian.