The Election Commission of India has postponed the Lok Sabha polls for Mizoram on 11th of this month. The scheduled date for polling in the State was tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the 72 hours total bandh organised by NGO co-ordination is on for the second day today. The bandh is in protest against Bru polling in 6 refugee camps in Tripura and to urge the Election Commission not to count Bru votes that have been polled.
In Aizawl, all shops have been closed and there are no vehicular movement . Members of NGO Co-ordination Committee have closed down all the important junctions of Aizawl.
Polling Parties are unable to reach the designated place in Aizawl from where they are to leave for their polling stations. Security has been tightened with many police personnel being deployed in different locations.
In response to the NGO Co-ordination Committee’s demand the Commission has decided that provision would be made during future elections in the State for exercise of franchise by Bru voters living in Tripura, within Mizoram.