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ZPM founder Lalduhoma takes oath as Mizoram Chief Minister

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 December 2023, 12:01 IST
ZPM founder Lalduhoma takes oath as Mizoram Chief Minister

Aizawl (Mizoram): Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) founder Lalduhoma took oath as Chief Minister of Mizoram at Rajbhavan here on Friday.

Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati administered the oath of office and secrecy.

Earlier, Lalduhoma met the Governor on Thursday and staked claim to form the government in the state.

ZPM registered a landslide victory by winning 27 out of 40 assembly constituencies in Mizoram, of which results were declared on December 4.

The ZPM, which was formed six years ago through a merger of six smaller outfits, swept the assembly polls, ending the decades-old trend of power alternating between the MNF and the Congress in the Northeast state.

From being in charge of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's security detail to leading the ZPM to a historic win, Lalduhoma's journey has been all about battling against the odds.

His journey as an IPS officer started in 1977. Interestingly, he served as a squad leader in Goa, tasked with cracking down on delinquent hippies and smugglers. His achievements were recognised by the national media.

Lalduhoma quit his job to join the Congress and was elected from Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat in 1984. Following his service, Lalduhoma founded the ZPM, a party which, in time, found a firm foothold in Mizoram and grew to become a key player in the state's political landscape.


First published: 8 December 2023, 12:01 IST