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Mizoram ex-CM Lal Thanhawla to retire from politics

The five-time former chief minister expressed hope that the Congress social gathering will proceed to develop underneath the brand new management

Mizoram state Congress president and former chief minister Lal Thanhawla. Credit: Twitter

Mizoram state Congress president and former chief minister Lal Thanhawla mentioned he would quickly retire from politics and move on the social gathering management to a extra youthful and energetic chief.

The 83-year previous veteran politician informed reporters on Sunday that he has determined to retire from politics and never contest the following meeting elections due in 2023. In a public speech on the social gathering workplace on Friday, the Congress chief had additionally indicated his intention to not contest the following meeting election. He mentioned that he would maintain the Congress management for under the present time period (2019-2022) to make room for youthful leaders, who’re extra ready and energetic.

The five-time former chief minister expressed hope that the Congress social gathering will proceed to develop underneath the brand new management. Extremely positioned sources mentioned the current Congress vp and former finance minister Lalsawta is more likely to exchange Lal Thanhawla because the social gathering head.

Lal Thanhawla had joined the underground motion spearheaded by Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF) within the Sixties and entered into energetic politics after his launch from jail in 1967. In 1973 he turned the president of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), the submit which he holds until date. After his election as a legislator in Union Terriory elections in 1978, Lal Thanhawla had misplaced solely two state meeting polls in 1998 and 2018. He turned the chief minister of the state 5 occasions between 1984 and 2018. In 1986, when the Mizoram Peace Accord was signed between the Union authorities and the MNF, Lal Thanhawla stepped down from the chief minister’s submit to make means for MNF chief Laldenga.

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