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Pu Lalthanhawla Biography

Pu Lalthanhawla

Lal Thanhawla

full Name Lal Thanhawla
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Place of BirthAizawl, Mizoram
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameLal Riliani
Children2 sons 1 daughter
Father's NameH.P.Sailo (L)
Position HeldChief Minister of Mizoram

About Pu Lalthanhawla

Lal Thanhawla (born 19 May 1942) is an Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Mizoram from 11 December 2008 to 11 December 2018. Previously he was Chief Minister from 1984 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1998. He was elected to another term in the 2013 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election. This was the fifth time he was elected to the office of Chief Minister, which is a record in Mizoram. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. His electoral constituencies are Serchhip and Hrangturzo. He successfully contested the general elections nine times, in 1978, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2008, and 2013.

Pu Lalthanhawla's professional background before entering politics

  • Recorder at the office of Inspector of Schools in the District Council
  • Assistant at the Assam Co-operative Apex Bank.

Political activities and achievements 

  • 1966: Secretary of the Mizo National Front
  • 1973: Elected as President of the party
  • 1978, 1979: Elected as a legislator in union territory elections
  • 1984: Became the Chief Minister of Mizoram
  • 1986: Gave up his seat of Chief Minister to Pu Laldenga, as mandated in the Peace treaty signed between India and the MNF.
  • 1987, 1989, 1993: Chief Minister of Mizoram
  • 1998: Lost his MLA seat
  • 2003: Regained his MLA seat
  • 2008: Elected from South Tuipui and Serchhip constituencies
  • 2013: President of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee

Other initiatives

  • Founder President of Mizoram Journalists, Mizoram Hockey Association, Mizoram Football Association as well as Mizoram Olympic Association
  • Chairman of North East Olympic Commission
  • Ex-officio Vice President of Indian Olympic Association

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Last Updated on 7 June, 2018