- For the boxer, see Pu Zoramthanga
(born 13 July 1944) was the Chief Minister of Mizoram
, from December 1998 to December 2008. His party, the Mizo National Front
, lost the 2008 Assembly elections to the Indian National Congress
. He tendered his resignation to Governor MM Lakhera
on 8 December 2008 and left office 3 days later. He has cited Incumbency as reason for the loss of his party. He contested both North & South Champhai and lost both constituencies.
Zoramthanga was born to Mr.Darphunga and Mrs.Vanhnuaichhingi to be the second youngest child of their eight children. He has five brothers and three sisters. Pu Zoramthanga was born on 13 July 1944 at Samthang
He joined primary School in the year 1950. In 1954, he joined middle school at South Khawbung and finished at the school in 1956 after he passed standard six. In 1957, he went on to join Champhai Gandhi Memorial High School as a student of standard seven. He finished his high school at Champhai from Samthang village in 1960. He finished his college from D.M. College, Manipur.
When the Mizoram insurgency
started in 1966, he joined the underground movement and moved to the jungle. He was offered as Secretary at Run Bung Area, a responsibility he held for three years. In 1969, all the MNF cadres went down to East Pakistan
(now Bangladesh), the President, Pu Laldenga
engaged him as his Secretary. He held this job for seven years. In 1979, He was given... Read More