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Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee
PresidentLalsawta
ChairpersonZodintluanga Ralte
HeadquartersAizawl, Mizoram
Youth wingMizoram Youth Congress
Women's wingMizoram Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
Ideology
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 1
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 1
Seats in Mizoram Legislative Assembly
5 / 40
Website
http://mpccmizoram.org/

Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (or Mizoram PCC) is the wing of Indian National Congress serving in Mizoram.[1]

Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

Year Party leader Seats won Change
in seats
Outcome
1972
6 / 30
Increase New Opposition
1978
0 / 30
Decrease6 Opposition
1979
5 / 30
Increase 5 Opposition
1984 Pu Lalthanhawla
20 / 30
Increase 15 Government
1987
13 / 40
Decrease 7 Opposition
1989
23 / 40
Increase 10 Government
1993
16 / 40
Decrease7 Government
1998
6 / 40
Decrease 10 Opposition
2003
12 / 40
Increase 6 Opposition
2008
32 / 40
Increase 20 Government
2013
34 / 40
Increase 2 Government
2018
5 / 40
Decrease24 Opposition

Office Bearers

The Elected Office Bearers of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee are:[2]

Structure and Composition

S.No. Name Designation Incharge
01 Lalsawta

President

Mizoram Pradesh Congress
02 Lal Thanzara Vice President
Mizoram Pradesh Congress
03 Zodintluanga Ralte Treasurer
Mizoram Pradesh Congress

History

For about 300 years till 1952, the Mizo people were ruled by the autocratic and hereditary Chiefs. This system was upheld by the British Administration with supervision by the British officers. From the 1920s there had been pent up desire for a political change and for representative form of government. But any signs of Democratic movement were promptly suppressed by the British rulers. For the first time the administration allowed Political organisation in 1946, and the Mizo Union party was immediately formed. The Mizo Union movement soon engulfed the entire land like wild fire. The policy of this party was to away with hereditary and autocratic rule and instead introduce a representative form of government. The aspirations of the people and those of the National Leaders of the INC were similar. When Mr. A.Z. Phizo propagated Independence movement in his visit to Aizawl in 1947 the people here did not take him seriously. The Mizo Union opposed some sporadic attempts of certain groups of people who advocated Mizoram Independence. Members of the Assam Legislature from the Mizo Union joined the Congress Parliamentary Party in the Assam Assembly. There was however, a rift between the Mizo Union and the Assam State Level Congress party from 1959 for various reasons. The Mizo Union finally merged with the Indian National Congress in 1974.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Congress in States". Indian National Congress. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Elected Office Bearers". Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ C Nunthara (2006). Mizoram: Society and Polity. Indus Publishing Company. ISBN 81-7387-059-4.