In a historic turn of events, Lalduhoma, leader of the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Mizoram, making him the first non-Congress, non-Mizo National Front (MNF) leader since the state’s formation in 1987.

The 74-year-old former IPS officer transitioned into politics, leading the ZPM alliance to a resounding victory in the recent elections with 27 out of 40 seats. At the swearing-in ceremony in Aizawl, Lalduhoma emphasized his government’s commitment to farmer-friendly policies, fiscal reforms, and anti-corruption measures.

The seven legislators who took the oath as cabinet ministers, alongside four ministers of state, were also sworn in by the Governor, outlining a comprehensive leadership team for the new administration. This marks a significant shift in Mizoram’s political landscape, traditionally dominated by Congress and MNF.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to social media to congratulate Lalduhoma on his assumption of office as the Chief Minister of Mizoram, extending best wishes for a successful tenure and expressing anticipation for collaborative efforts in building a prosperous and harmonious Northeast.