Zoram People’s Movement leader Lalduhoma will take the oath as the chief minister of Mizoram con Friday, Raj Bhavan sources stated today. Lalduhoma has thereby called Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati today to stake a claim to form the government. “Lalduhoma will be sworn in as the Chief Minister on Friday at a function to be held at Raj Bhavan at 11 am,” sources told Press Trust of India.
The party of ZPM won in the assembly polls on Monday by bagging 27 out of the total 40 seats. Lalduhoma, has been an ex-IPS officer serving as the security in charge of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. According to sources, he had held a meeting with the party candidates who were newly elected in the elections. The meeting took place on Tuesday evening and it discussed about formation of the council of ministers and the distribution of portfolios, a party leader stated.
It was a surprising event as the party, ZPM swept the state assembly polls and dethroned the National Front (MNF) which got only 10 seats. In the election results, the BJP was far behind with only two seats and the Congress with just one seat. The polling which was for the 40-member assembly polls took place on November 7. The polling saw more than 82 per cent of over 8.57 lakh voters.