Lalduhoma of Zoram People’s Movement took oath as CM Mizoram

Lalduhoma of Zoram People's Movement took oath as CM Mizoram

Aizawl: On 8 December 2023, a major political change took place in Mizoram when Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma was sworn in as the new Chief Minister.
The event marked a historic departure from the long-standing dominance of the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Congress Party in the state’s governance.
The ZPM, after registering as a political party just four years ago in 2019, scored a resounding victory in the Mizoram assembly elections by winning 27 of the 40 available seats.
Along with the chief minister, seven more ministers took oath and were inducted into the cabinet of the ZPM-led government.

The ministers are K Sapdanga, Vanlalhlana, C lalsawivunga, Lalthasanga, Vanlalthlana, PC Vanlalruata and Lalrinpuii.

Lalduhoma, at the age of 73, brings to the role a diverse background, including previous service as an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and a stint as the security in-charge for former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

His political journey has been marked by resilience; despite being disqualified under the anti-defection law as both a Member of Parliament and later as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, he made a successful return by winning a by-election for the Serchhip seat in 2021.

The swearing-in ceremony, presided over by Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati, took place at the Raj Bhavan complex in Aizawl, with other ZPM leaders also taking their oaths as ministers.

This change in leadership signifies a new chapter in Mizoram’s political narrative, as the ZPM has positioned itself as a true regional party, challenging the MNF’s claims of Mizo nationalism.

Lalduhoma’s ascent to the Chief Minister’s office is not just a personal triumph but also a reflection of the ZPM’s rapid rise in Mizoram’s political arena, promising a ‘new system’ and ending the 36-year duopoly of the MNF and Congress. With this transition, Mizoram looks forward to a new direction under Lalduhoma’s experienced leadership.

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