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Over 7 lakh voters, 3 candidates for Mizoram's lone LS seat

Royte is pitted as an Independent and being backed by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC), the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), the Hmar People's Convention (HPC), the Paite Tribe Council (PTC), the BJP and the NCP, which formed an alliance under the umbrella of the UDF.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:March 31, 2014, 12:50 PM IST
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Over 7 lakh voters, 3 candidates for Mizoram's lone LS seat
Royte is pitted as an Independent and being backed by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC), the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), the Hmar People's Convention (HPC), the Paite Tribe Council (PTC), the BJP and the NCP, which formed an alliance under the umbrella of the UDF.

Royte is pitted as an Independent and being backed by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), the Mizoram People's Conference (MPC), the Maraland Democratic Front (MDF), the Hmar People's Convention (HPC), the Paite Tribe Council (PTC), the BJP and the NCP, which formed an alliance under the umbrella of the UDF.

He was an academician working as teacher and also in the state School Education department and the 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)' before resigning from government service in 2010 and now heads a consultancy firm - the North East Consultancy Service (NECS).

The opposition combine candidate Royte is banking on the predictions in national media that the NDA would usurp power at the Centre.

The UDF announced that, Royte, if elected, would join the coalition in Parliament and would be in a better position than a Congress MP to work for the development of Mizoram.

The opposition parties also expressed the hope that if the NDA comes to power in Delhi, their independent candidate would be inducted as union minister.

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