Pu Zoramthanga

Pu Zoramthanga

Pu Zoramthanga

Date of Birth : July 13, 1944

Mini Biography :

Zoramthanga (born July 13, 1944) was the Chief Minister of Mizoram, India, from December 1998 to December 2008. His party, the Mizo National Front, lost the 2008 Assembly elections to the Indian National Congress. He tendered his resignation to Governor MM Lakhera on 8 December 2008 and left office 3 days later. He has cited Incumbency as reason for the loss of his party. He contested both North & South Champhai and lost both constituencies.

Zoramthanga was born to Mr.Darphunga and Mrs.Vanhnuaichhingi to be the second youngest child of their eight children. He has five brothers and three sisters. Pu Zoramthanga was born on July 13, 1944 at Samthang village.

He joined primary School in the year 1950. In 1954, he joined middle school at South Khawbung and finished at the school in 1956 after he passed standard six. In 1957, he went on to join Champhai Gandhi Memorial High School as a student of standard seven. He finished his high school at Champhai from Samthang village in 1960. He finished his college from D.M. College, Manipur.

When Mizoram insurgency occurred in 1966, he joined the underground movement and moved to the jungle. He was offered as Secretary at 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, Pu 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 insurgency, due to which he is actively pushing 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 Pu Laldenga, he looked after Finance and Education departments. In 1990, when Pu 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 2004 but lost both Champhai seats in 2008 Assembly elections. He resides at Aizawl, the capital of his state.

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