Azole: Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader Lal Duhoma will become the new Chief Minister of Mizoram today. Governor Haribabu Kumbhampati will administer the oath of office and secrecy. According to reports, apart from Lalduhoma, other members of his Council of Ministers will also take oath. Apart from Kumhampati Lalduhoma, Governor Haribabu will administer oath of office and secrecy to other ministers, an official said.
In case of rain, the swearing-in ceremony will be held in the annex building of the assembly.
If the weather is fine in Aizawl, the swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Raj Bhavan complex. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Assembly Annex Building. There was heavy rain in Aizawl on Thursday. There is an alert for heavy rain today.
A maximum of 12 ministers can be made.
Mizoram has a 40 member assembly and the state can have 12 ministers including the Chief Minister. ZPM had won 27 out of 40 seats in the state assembly elections held on November 7. Lal Duhoma will become the Chief Minister for the first time today after winning majority on his own bill. He has been an IPS officer. In this case, they also have management experience. He has been the security in-charge of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
MNF rejected Zoramathanga’s resignation.
The MNF, which faced defeat in the Mizoram assembly elections, rejected the resignation of its president Zoramathanga and agreed that he would continue in the post. MNF Senior Vice President Tawanluia said the MNF National Core Committee and Political Affairs Committee rejected Zoramathanga’s resignation and praised him for taking moral responsibility for the defeat. He said that it was realized in the meeting that the election result is the collective responsibility of the party and not the president alone. Zoramthanga served as the Chief Minister of the state for 30 years.
He resigned from the post of president after the party’s defeat in the counting of assembly elections on Monday. “The MNF failed to register a victory in the state assembly elections,” Zoramthanga said in his resignation letter to Tuvanluya. As party chief, I take moral responsibility for this.