AIZAWL, May 9, 2018: The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) has declared its constituent Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) president and former MP Lalduhoma as its chief ministerial candidate for the Assembly elections to be held this year.
The ZPM was formed in August last year by Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC) and Zoram Exodus Movement (ZEM). It was only later joined by Zoram Decentralisation Front (ZDF), Zoram Reformation Front (ZRF) and Mizoram People’s Party (MPP), which was the last political party to join ZPM’s banner on February 22 to make it a six-party alliance. ZPM constituent MPC has one sitting MLA in the present government.
Speaking at an event on Tuesday, the former MP from Mizoram, Lalduhoma vowed to reform and develop Mizoram by bringing dramatic changes to the state’s political system.
Citing that a country’s prosperity depends on good leaders, Lalduhoma asked people to learn from Japan, Singapore and Spain, small countries which despite a lack of resources, became economic powers simply because of their good leaders and diligence of the citizens.
After leaving his career as IPS officer behind, Lalduhoma joined the Congress in 1984 and became MP. He later formed the Mizo National Union (MNU) which was later merged with the MPC. After this, he joined the Mizo National Front (MNF) but later broke away to form the ZNP. He was elected as MLA from Ratu constituency in 2003.
TNT with inputs from The Telegraph
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