MNF leader Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram's chief minister

WION Web Team Aizawl, Mizoram, India Dec 15, 2018, 12.33 PM(IST)

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga. Photograph:( ANI )

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Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony here.

Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was Saturday sworn in as Mizoram's new chief minister.

Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony here. The MNF president took the oath in Mizo language.

The Mizo National Front on Tuesday won the state assembly elections by bagging 26 out of 40 assembly seats. According to the official Election Commission data, Congress managed to bag five seats while the BJP got just one. Independent candidates captured eight assembly seats. 

Expressing happiness over MNF's victory, party chief Zoramthanga said that his first priority will be to "to impose a prohibition on liquor, repair roads and implement Social Economic Development Programme (SEDP) which is our flagship programme."

Meanwhile, incumbent Mizoram Chief Minister and Congress candidate Lal Thanhawla lost from both his home turf Serchhip and Champhai South seat Tuesday, Election Commission sources said, news agency PTI reported.