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Zoramthanga

Date of Birth: 13 July 1944.
Political Party: Mizo National Front
Occupation: Chief Minister of Mizoram.
Career Start: 1966.
Residence: RamhlunVenglai, Aizawl, Mizoram.
Education: Graduate - D.M. College, Manipur.

History of The Candidate

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.

Zoramthanga is an active politician from Nort East India and Chief Minister of Mizoram. Earlier also, he served as the Chief Minister from December 1998 to December 2008, for two consecutive terms. He is the leader of Mizo National Front (MNF). During the secession movement of Mizo National Front, Zoramthanga took lot of initiatives with his leader Laldenga. After the MNF got recognition as a political party, he became a leader. Zoramthanga has five brothers and three sisters. He is second among them. Zoramthanga did his primary education from 1950 to 1954. He went to middle school at South Khawbung and passed sixth standard in 1956. From 1957 to 1960 he studied at Champhai Gandhi Memorial High School, Champai from class seventh to tenth. He finished his college from D.M. College, Manipur. After his graduation, he joined Mizo National Front and actively participated in the movement as well as the political activities.

Political Career

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). 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. 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.

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