Elections 2014: Mizoram poll deferred to April 11

Aizawl: The election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram has been deferred to April 11 in view of a three-day shutdown and poll boycott call by NGOs and students' bodies, an official said on Tuesday.

Mizoram polling booth
Polling officials take stock of electronic voting system at Mizoram. File pic 

The polling was earlier scheduled to be held on April 9.

"The election commission considering the prevailing situation in Mizoram, deferred the lone Lok Sabha polls in Mizoram to Friday. The commission issued this directive Monday night," Mizoram Chief Electoral officer Aswani Kumar told IANS.

He said: "In view of the fresh directives of the election commission we are taking measures accordingly to hold the poll April 11 instead of April 9."

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