1972 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

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1972 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

8 April 1972 1978 →

All 30 seats in the Mizoram Legislative Assembly
16 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
Party INC Samyukta Socialist Party Independent
Seats won 6 0 24
Popular vote 30.91% 1.54% 67.55%

Elected CM

C. Chhunga

The first elections to the Mizoram Legislative Assembly were held on 8 April 1972 to elect members of the 30 constituencies in Mizoram, India. After the elections, C. Chhunga was appointed as the first Chief Minister of Mizoram.

Mizoram in Northeast India was, in 1972, a newly created Union Territory, after the passing of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971.[1] It was assigned a Legislative Assembly of 30 members.


Indian National Congress34,42130.916
Samyukta Socialist Party1,7131.540
Valid votes111,35897.35
Invalid/blank votes3,0282.65
Total votes114,386100.00
Registered voters/turnout156,90172.90
Source: ECI[2]

Elected Members[edit]

# Constituency Candidate Party
1 Tuipang Hiphei Independent
2 Sangau Sangchhun
3 Saiha Sapliana Vandir
4 Chawngte Satio Prio Indian National Congress
5 Demagiri Hari Kristo Chakma
6 Buarpui P. B. Nikhuma Independent
7 Lungleh K. L. Rochama
8 South Vanlaiphai Saitlawma
9 Hnahthial Thangzika
10 North Vanlaiphai R. Dotinaia
11 Khawbung Fhrangvela
12 Champhai Lalhlira
13 Khaw Zawl Vanlalhruata
14 Ratu Sangkhuma
15 Suangpuilwan H. Thansanga
16 Saitual Khawtinkhuma
17 Ilungvel Hrangaia
18 Khawhai J. Thanghdama Indian National Congress
19 Lungpho C Lalruata Independent
20 Serchhip Vaivenga
21 Phuldungsei Lalkunga Indian National Congress
22 Sateek Raite Zoliana Independent
23 Aizawl South Laisanguala Indian National Congress
24 Aizawl Central Lalrinliana Independent
25 Aizawal North R. Thangliana
26 Kawnpui Ch Saprawnga
27 Kolasib Ch Chhunga
28 Sairang Ng Vrdawla
29 Mamit C Chawngkunga
30 Renguil Zalawma Indian National Congress

See also[edit]


  1. "The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971" (PDF). www.indiacode.nic.in. 30 December 1971. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  2. "Statistical Report on General Election, 1972 to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
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