The newly-elected councillors of the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) were administered the oath by Aizawl District Magistrate Pu R Lalramnghaka at a function held at the municipal office on Monday.
Lalrinenga Sailo, a Mizo National Front (MNF) nominee from ward-I, was elected the mayor, while ward XII councillor R Thanglura of MNF was elected the deputy mayor.
Four councillors – Lalringliana, Laltlanzova Khiangte, B Lalawmpuii and H Zonunsanga, all from MNF, were nominated as executive councillors by the mayor.
In the recently held AMC polls, the ruling MNF won a simple majority by bagging 11 out of the 19 seats, while main opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) bagged six seats and Congress won two. The BJP drew a blank.
Of the 19 seats, six (33 per cent) are reserved for women and the ZPM won five of these seats, while the MNF bagged one.
With two woman candidates winning general seats, the total number of woman councilors in the 19-member civic body is eight.