Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma
Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma. File image.

Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) leader Lalduhoma, who bagged two seats in the recently concluded Assembly Elections in Mizoram, has decided to vacate one seat.

Lalduhoma has decided to give up Aizawl West-I seat, while retaining the Serchip constituency, Assembly Secretary SR Zokhuma said.

Zokhuma said the ZPM leader submitted his resignation from Aizawl West-I Wednesday following which the Assembly secretariat issued a notification on the matter.

Official sources said the bypoll to the seat is likely to be held with the parliamentary election next year.

The decision to retain the Serchhip seat was taken by Lalduhoma in consultation with senior leaders, said statement issued by ZPM.

The ZPM leader defeated five-time chief minister Lal Thanhawla by a margin of 410 votes to win the Serchip seat.

At Aizawl West-I, he edged past sitting legislator and former minister K Sangthuama of the Mizo National Front(MNF) by 1060 votes.

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