The Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), a six-party alliance, is all set to form government in Mizoram with its leader Lalduhoma set to meet the governor in the coming days.
"Mizoram is facing financial crises... That is what we are going to inherit from the outgoing government...We are going to fulfill our commitment... Financial reform is necessary, and for that, we are going to make a resource mobilisation team," Lalduhoma told ANI.
Who is Lalduhoma?
Lalduhoma, 74, is an ex-IPS officer who is leading his party, the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM).
The former IPS officer who first served in Goa was appointed the in-charge of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's security. After retiring, he founded ZPM. In 1984, he became a Lok Sabha MP. He was later disqualified under the anti-defection law, the first MP to do so.
In 2020, Lalduhoma was again disqualified under the anti-defection law, this time as an MLA in Mizoram. He won the bypolls in Serchhip in 2021.
In the latest assembly polls, Lalduhoma won with his party ousting MNF top leadership including Chief Minister Zoramthanga, DyCM Tawnluia, Health Minister R Lalthangliana and Rural Development Minister Laruatkima.