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Expelled Mizoram Cong leader Lalzirliana gives up assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Former R. Lalzirliana Friday submitted his resignation as a as part of his intention to join opposition National Front (MNF) in the poll-bound North-Eastern state.

He submitted his resignation letter to state assembly secretary in the absence of Hiphei, who is on a tour to southern

will go to vote on November 28. Politically it would be interested to watch if manages to hold power in the only state under its rule in the North-East at present.

Lalzirliana, second-in-command in the government headed by and also of the state PCC had resigned from the council of ministers on September 14 after he was served a show cause notice by the party disciplinary action committee on September six.

He was expelled from the party for an indefinite period on September 17 after which he announced his intention to join the opposition (MNF).

He told that he resigned after consulting constitutional experts and that he would soon join the and contest from Tawi seat, his home turf as a nominee of the

Lalzirliana, in his resignation letter to Lal Thanhawla, which was accepted on September 17, said that he resigned due to the government's refusal to implement the creation of Saitual district comprising his Tawi constituency during the last ten years.

Lalzirliana was soon followed by another ruling Lalrinliana Sailo, who also resigned as the Congress government refused to implement the district created along with Saitual district by the regime in 1998.

Sailo would be contesting from Chalfilh constituency in district as MNF candidate and would be pitted against former state IG of Police, L.T. Hrangchal, a retired Indian Police Service (IPS)

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 18:10 IST