Polling begins in Mizoram

Aizawl: Polling began in Mizoram at 7 a.m amid tight security to elect a new Assembly.

The polling will end at 4 p.m.

The Congress is striving for a third successive term against a stiff challenge from the Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by former Chief Minister Zoramthanga.

The fight is largely between the Congress and the Mizo National Front though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also seeking to make its presence felt.

The Congress has fielded 40 candidates while the BJP and MNF are contesting in 39 and 40 constituencies, respectively.

Around 7.7 lakh voters will decide the fate of 209 candidates.