Mizoram Home minister Lalzirliana tendered his resignation , CM Lal Thanhawla took over Home, Power portfolios.
The Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday expelled its vice-president and state Home Minister R Lalzirliana from the primary membership of the party. The development comes ahead of the state assembly election due later this year.
Lalzirliana, a member of the Lal Thanhawla-led ministry, held the portfolios of home, rural development and power.
He had submitted his resignation from the council of ministers on Friday after he was served a show cause notice by the party’s Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC).
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Monday referred Lalzirliana’s resignation letter to Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan.
The decision to expel Lalzirliana was taken at an emergency meeting jointly held by the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and DAC on Sunday at the official residence of Lal Thanhawla, who is also the MPCC chief.
The expulsion order was issued by C Lalpianthanga, chairman of the DAC, who said Lalzirliana had refused to explain his actions even after being showcaused.
The show cause notice was served to Lalzirliana on Tuesday last giving him time till 3 pm on Friday to explain his alleged ties with the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) party.
He has, however, given the reason for his resignation as failure to create a separate Saitual district comprising areas in the eastern part of Aizawl, including Tawi assembly constituency, his home turf, from where he has been elected for four consecutive terms since 1998.
Meanwhile the following the resignation of R Lalzirliana from Mizoram cabinet, the portfolios of home including prisons, sainik welfare & resettlement, power & electricity, rural development and excide & narcotics have been allocated to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.