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Former IPS Lalduhoma set to become Mizoram CM, first IPS in the country to become CM


Former , Lalduhoma, 1977 batch, who had served as security officer of former Prime minister , is all set to become first IPS officer in the country to swear in as chief minister. After 30 years of formation of Mizoram, the 73-year former cop will be 's first new CM.

Rajasthan's former chief minister Bhairon Singh Shekhawat had also served in but he was not IPS officer.

Lalduhoma's party Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) will break the Congress-MNF duopoly in the state and it will be the first time that a party other than the Congress or the MNF will be voted into power since the state's formation in 1987. With power having constantly swung between the two parties, the chief ministership alternated between Congress's Lalthanhawla and MNF's Zoramthanga since 1993.

ZPM won 27 seats in 40-seat assembly crossing the majority mark of 21 seats.

Who is Lalduhoma

Lalduhoma has worked with the first chief minsiter of Mizoram Ch. Chhunga as personal assistant before joining IPS in 1977. He cracked down severely on hippies and drug smugglers while serving as police officer in Goa and then he was hand picked to man the security of former chief minsiter Indira Gandhi.

Inspired by Indira Gandhi he resigned from IPS and joined Congress. In 1984 after assassination of Indira Gandhi he contested Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket and won from Mizoram. However, unsatisfied by the action taken by Congress for peace in Mizoram, he left Congress in 1986 and became the first member of parliament to lose his seat under the anti defection rule, which states that members of the parliament and state legislature can be disqualified if they leave the party for which they were elected.

He has been politically active in Mizoram and was elected as MLA couple of times.

Now he is all set to become the chief minsiter bringing a clear majority to ZPM which started in 2018 as a common platform of six smaller regional parties and civil society groups.

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