MIZORAM: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma is set to assume office as the Chief Minister of Mizoram after securing a decisive win, claiming 27 out of the 40 assembly seats and ousting the incumbent Mizo National Front (MNF). The swearing-in ceremony for Lalduhoma is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 8.
The newly elected MLAs of Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) are convening at Lalduhoma's residence in Aizawl today at 8 pm. Following their landslide victory in the state elections, ZPM leaders, including Baryl Vanneihsangi - Mizoram's youngest woman MLA - partook in a religious service at the party's Aizawl office.
At 74 years old, Lalduhoma, a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, commenced his career in Goa before being stationed in Delhi as the security in-charge for then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Post-retirement, he founded Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) and created history by winning a seat in the Lok Sabha in 1984.
Nevertheless, Lalduhoma faced a pivotal moment in his political journey as the first MP disqualified under the anti-defection law.