1978 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

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1978 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

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All 30 seats in the Mizoram Legislative Assembly
16 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Leader T. Sailo
Party Mizoram People's Conference Independent
Leader's seat Aizawl North
Seats won 22 8
Popular vote 37.47% 62.53%

CM before election

C. Chhunga
Mizo Union

Elected CM

T. Sailo
Mizoram People's Conference

Elections to the Mizoram Legislative Assembly were held in May 1978 to elect members of the 30 constituencies in Mizoram, India. The Mizoram People's Conference emerged as the single largest party and T. Sailo was appointed as the Chief Minister of Mizoram.

The previous ministry, led by Chief Minister C. Chhunga, resigned in May 1977, to facilitate the progress of peace talks (Mizoram Peace Accord). The Union Territory was therefore placed under President's rule, for a year.[1]


India Mizoram Legislative Assembly 1978.svg
Mizoram People's Conference52,64037.4722Increase22
Valid votes140,47098.71
Invalid/blank votes1,8381.29
Total votes142,308100.00
Registered voters/turnout224,93663.27
Source: ECI[2]

Elected Members[edit]

# Constituency Reserved for
Candidate Party
1 Tuipang ST Hiphei Independent
2 Sangau ST K. Sangchhum
3 Saiha ST R.T. Zachono
4 Chawngte ST Kistomohan
5 Demagiri None Harikristo
6 Buarpui ST K. Lalsanga Mizoram People's Conference
7 Lunglei ST Lalhmingthanga
8 Tawi Pui ST H. Kiautuma
9 Hnahthial ST R. Romawia
10 N. Vanlaiphai None J.H. Rothuama
11 Khawbung ST J. Kapthianga
12 Champhai ST Lalthanhawla Independent
13 Khawhai ST Vanlalhruaia Mizoram People's Conference
14 Saitual ST K.M. Baiksailova
15 Ngopa ST B.P. Rosanga
16 Suangpuilawn ST F. Malsawma
17 Ratu ST J. Thankunga
18 Aawntui ST K. Chawngliana
19 Kolasit ST Chawngkunga
20 Kawrthah ST C. Vulluaia
21 Sairang ST Tiangchhunga
22 Phuldungsei None P. Lalupa
23 Sateek ST Lalthanzauva
24 Serchhip ST Thanmawii
25 Lungpho ST K. Baikchungnunga
26 Tlungvel ST C. L. Ruala Independent
27 Aizawl North ST Thzngphunga Sailo Mizoram People's Conference
28 Aizawl East ST Thangridema
29 Aizawl West ST Zairemthanga
30 Aizawl South ST Sainghaka Independent

See also[edit]


  1. S. P. Sinha (2007). Lost Opportunities: 50 Years of Insurgency in the North-east and India's. Lancer Publishers. p. 95. ISBN 9788170621621. Retrieved 14 July 2021. Mizo Union Ministry led by Chief Minister Chhunga resigned in May 1977, ostensibly to facilitate the progress of peace talks
  2. "Statistical Report on General Election, 1978 to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 July 2021.