Zoram Nationalist Party won the Assembly elections in Mizoram with a full majority. Lalduhoma, 73 years old, is an Indian politician and a former Indian Police Service officer from Mizoram whose political journey has been about battling against the odds. Resigning from the security service to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, he was elected as a Member of Parliament to Lok Sabha from Mizoram in 1984. He became the first MP to be discharged upon anti-defection law.
Who Is Lalduhoma?
Lalduhoma is the founder and the President of Zoram Nationalist Party, a regional Political party in Mizoram. His party joined the coalition party Zoram People Movement, in which he was chosen as the first Chief Ministerial candidate in the 2018 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election. While serving as a leader of the opposition of the Legislature assembly, he was disqualified as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on the charge of breaching anti-defection law in 2020 to become the first case in the state legislatures in India. He was re-elected from the same Serchhip constituency in a by-election in 2021.
ZPM Founder Is Probable CM Of Mizoram
Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) chief Lalduhoma is almost set to become the next Chief Minister of Mizoram. His party secured a landslide victory in the state assembly election in 2023. Out of 40 assembly seats in Mizoram, the ZPM won a total of 27 seats. On the other hand, the incumbent CM’s Party, Mizo National Front [MNF] won 10 seats.
Lalduhoma even told news agency ANI on Monday that he would be meeting the Mizoram Governor this week to stake claim to for the government in the state. He even said that the priorities of his government would be:
- Adopting a policy of zero tolerance for corruption.
- Grant permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation to act on corruption
- Support farmers for minimum pre-determined prices
- Constitute an expert committee and put fiscal reforms in place
Candidates In Mizoram Election 2023
The MNF, ZPM, and Congress contested 40 seats, while the BJP fielded only 23. The Aam Aadmi Party [AAP], which queried the assembly polls here for the first time, fought in four seats. There were also 17 independent candidates.
Ultimately, Lalduhoma’s resilience and dedication to Mizoram have not gone unnoticed, solidifying his position as a prominent figure in the state’s political discourse. The unfolding electoral outcome marks a significant chapter in Mizoram’s political history.