Zoramthanga was the Chief Minister for 2 phrases, between 1998 and 2008.

Zoramthanga was the Chief Minister for 2 phrases, between 1998 and 2008.

Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF) president Zoramthanga was
sworn in as Chief Minister of Mizoram on Saturday. His get together gained 26 of the 40 seats within the just lately concluded State Meeting elections.

The 74-year-old Zoramthanga was the Chief Minister for 2 phrases, between 1998 and 2008. Congress gained the State elections in 2008 and 2013. 

Mr. Zoramthanga graduated from D.M. School in Manipur within the Nineteen Sixties, earlier than becoming a member of the MNF underground motion. It was on March 1, 1966 that the then MNF chief Laldenga had declared independence from the Indian Union.

By the top of the Nineteen Sixties, he was appointed secretary to Laldenga. He additionally travelled with the get together chief to Pakistan and Europe throughout that point. Mr. Zoramthanga’s performed a key position within the peace talks with the Indian authorities. 

Following the peace accord was signed between MNF and the then authorities of India on June 30, 1986, Zoramthanga was inducted as a minister within the interim authorities headed by Laldenga for six months. He held the portfolios of Training and Finance after being elected in 1987 Meeting elections. He was contesting from Champai, his house turf. 

Mr. Zoramthanga’s flip to guide got here when the get together confronted a setback with its chief Laldenga passing away as a result of lung most cancers on July 7, 1990. Mr. Zoramthanga continues to carry the put up of get together chief. He grew to become the Chief of the Opposition within the State legislature after successful from Champai for the third time in 1993. 

With MNF successful the elections in 1998, Mr. Zoramthanga then went on to develop into the Chief Minister for the primary time. He continued to carry the place of CM in 2003 after the Meeting polls.

The get together confronted a setback within the 2008 elections, with MNF managing to win solely three seats. Mr. Zoramthanga misplaced from each Champhai North and Champhai South constituencies. Congress in 2008 got here to energy successful 32 of the 40 Meeting seats. MNF additionally didn’t shine in 2013, with Congress successful 34 seats.

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