Chief Minister, MLA, MNF, Samthang, Ramhlun Venglai, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.
Zoramthanga is the Chief Minister of Mizoram. He was born on 13-07-1944 to Darphunga & Vanhnuaichhingi in Samthang Village of the Champhai district of Mizoram. Zoramthanga joined the primary school in the year 1950.
In 1954, he joined the 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 high school at Champhai from Samthang village in 1960. He finished his Graduation Bachelor of Arts(Hons.) college from D.M. College, Manipur in 1966.
In 1966, Zoramthanga started his political journey with the Mizo National Front(MNF) and actively participated in Mizo Freedom Movement. He held the position of Secretary for the Run Bung Area for three years.
In 1969, He became a Secretary to Party President Laldenga. He held this job for seven years. In 1979, Zoramthanga was the Vice-President of Mizo National Front. He was arrested by the army and held at the Assam Rifles Quarter Guard during the insurgency, due to which he has been actively pushing for the re-location of Assam Rifles outside the city of Aizawl. He was made a minister in the interim government of the state. In 1986, When Mizoram became the 23rd state of India, Zoramthanga was made a Minister in the interim government.
When the Mizo National Front formed the government in 1987 under the leadership of Laldenga, Zoramthanga served as a Finance and Education departments. In 1990, After the demise of Laldenga, Zoramthanga became the President of the Mizo National Front(MNF).
MNF won the assembly elections with a full majority and Zoramthanga became the Chief Minister of Mizoram. He served two terms as CM,(3 December 1998 to 4 December 2003 and 4 December 2003 to 11 December 2008).
In 2008, He contested assembly elections from two Champhai seats and lost from both. In 2013, He contested from East Tupui but lost against T Sangkunga. His party also failed to win. MNF got just 5 seats.
In 2018, MNF fought assembly elections under the leadership of Zoramthanga and again came back to power with 26 seats in hand. Zoramthanga has been elected as the Chief Minister of Mizoram as a successor of Lal Thanhawla. He has been re-elected for the Member of Legislative Assembly in the 2018 Elections at the Aizawl East-I Constituency.