Zoramthanga

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Zoramthanga
Zoramthanga in 2008.jpg
5th Chief Minister of Mizoram
Assumed office
15 December 2018
Preceded byLal Thanhawla
In office
3 December 1998 – 11 December 2008
Preceded byLal Thanhawla
Succeeded byLal Thanhawla
Personal details
Born (1944-07-13) 13 July 1944 (age 74)
Samthang, Assam Province, British India
Political partyMizo National Front
Spouse(s)Roneihsangi
ChildrenOne son and one daughter
ResidenceAizawl, Mizoram, India

Zoramthanga (born 13 July 1944) is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Mizoram.[1] He is the leader of Mizo National Front (MNF). He served as the Chief Minister of Mizoram from December 1998 to December 2008, for two consecutive terms. He was second in command to Laldenga during the secession movement of Mizo National Front, and became the successor as party leader, after MNF was a recognised political party. He joined the Mizoram Legislative Assembly as Minister of Finance and Education in 1987. His party lost the 2008 Assembly elections to the Indian National Congress. He contested from both North & South Champhai and lost in both constituencies. He tendered his resignation to Governor MM Lakhera on 8 December 2008 and left office 3 days later. He has cited anti-incumbency as reason for the loss of his party.[2][3]

Childhood[edit]

Zoramthanga was born to Darphunga and Vanhnuaichhingi to be the second youngest child of their eight children. He has five brothers and three sisters. He was born on 13 July 1944 at Samthang village.[4]

Education[edit]

Zoramthanga joined primary school in the year 1950. In 1954, he joined middle school at South Khawbung and finished at the school in 1956 after he passed standard six. In 1957, he went on to join Champhai Gandhi Memorial High School as a student of standard seven. He finished his high school at Champhai from Samthang village in 1960. He finished his college from D.M. College, Manipur.

Politics[edit]

When the Mizo Freedom Movement started in 1966, Zoramthanga joined the underground movement and moved to the jungle. He was offered the position of a secretary for Run Bung Area, a responsibility he held for three years. In 1969, all the MNF cadres went down to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).[5] The President, Laldenga, engaged him as his Secretary. He held this job for seven years. In 1979, he was given the responsibility of the Vice President. He was arrested by the army and held at the Assam Rifles Quarter Guard during the insurgency, due to which he has been actively pushing for the re-location of Assam Rifles outside the city of Aizawl. He was made a Minister in the interim government of the state. When the Mizo National Front formed the government in 1987 under the leadership of Laldenga, he looked after Finance and Education departments. In 1990, when Laldenga died, he became the President of the Mizo National Front. When the assembly elections were held at the end of 1998, he led his party to victory and became the fifth Chief Minister of Mizoram, he was re-elected in 2003 but lost both Champhai seats in 2008 Assembly elections.[2][3] He and his party again faced heavy defeat in 2013 election. He has been re-elected for the Member of Legislative Assembly in 2018 Elections at the Aizawl East-I Constituency and became the Chief Minister of Mizoram from 15 December 2018. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Early Christmas For Mizoram's MNF, Zoramthanga To Be New Chief Minister".
  2. ^ a b Anisha (11 November 2013). "Mizoram assembly polls 2013: A brief profile on Pu Zoramthanga". One India News. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Neha Attre (9 November 2013). "Mizoram CM candidate profile - Pu Zoramthanga". Zee News. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Biodata of Shrin Zoramthanga". National Informatics Centre, Mizoram State Centre. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Zoramthanga: From being an insurgent to becoming Mizoram CM".
  6. ^ "Election Result : Fifth Time Congress comes on power in Mizoram". GloFocus. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lal Thanhawla
Chief Minister of Mizoram
3 December 1998 – 11 December 2008
Succeeded by
Lal Thanhawla
Preceded by
Lal Thanhawla
Chief Minister of Mizoram
15 December 2018 – Present
Incumbent

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