AIZAWL - Lal Thanhawla, who steered Congress to a landslide victory in Mizoram, was sworn-in as Chief Minister by Governor Vakkom Purushothaman on Dec 14. He was sworn-in and administered oath of office along with his 11-member Council of Ministers at the Raj Bhavan here. This is Lal Thanhawla’s second consecutive term and the fifth overall term as Chief Minister. Of the 11 ministers sworn-in on Dec 14 seven are of cabinet rank and the rest are Ministers of State. Two cabinet ministers R Romawia and John Rotluangliana are new faces. They served as speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively in the previous ministry. Thanhawla first became the Chief Minister in 1984 when the party swept the polls defeating the then ruling People’s Conference Party led by Brig Thenphunga Sailo. The Congress was defeated by the MNF in 1998 and in 2003. Thanhawla became Chief Minister for the fourth time in 2008. (PTI)
Lal Thanhawla Sworn-In Mizoram CM
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