15/12/2018 12:36 PM IST | Updated 15/12/2018 12:47 PM IST

Mizoram: MNF Leader Zoramthanga Sworn In As New Chief Minister

MNF bagged 26 seats of the 40-member state assembly.

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A file photo of Zoramthanga.

Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as the new chief minister of Mizoram. 

Zoramthanga has been chief minister of Mizoram twice from 1998-2008. He led the MNF to victory in 1998 state assembly polls and was inducted as the state chief minister for the first time.

He retained power in the 2003 state polls and continued as the chief minister.

Zoramthanga was a former underground leader and a close aide of the legendary MNF leader Laldenga. 

Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan had formally invited the MNF chief on Wednesday to form the next government after receiving the signed notification of the Assembly poll result from Election Commission officials.

The MNF bagged 26 seats of the 40-member state legislature after a decade which saw the crumbling of the last Congress bastion in the north east.

(With PTI inputs)