Lalduhoma is an Indian politician and a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from Mizoram. Lalduhoma is the founder and president of the Zoram Nationalist Party, a regional political party in Mizoram.
Lalduhoma, also known as Lalduhawma, was born on Tuesday, 22 February 1949 (age 74 years; as of 2023) in Tualpui, Mizoram. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He received his primary education from Khawzawl Elementary School and completed his matriculation at Government GM Higher Secondary School, Champhai. In 1976, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Eastern Hill University (Nehu), Shillong, Meghalaya. MyNeta He gained his bachelor’s degree while working at Chief Minister C. Chhunga’s office.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Lalduhoma’s father, Vaisanga, was a farmer in Tualpui village. His mother, Kaichhingi, was a homemaker. He has four siblings. He is the youngest child of his parents.
Wife & Children
On 15 August 1972, Lalduhoma got married to Liansailovi. She is a homemaker. They have two sons.
He follows Christianity.
In 1972, Lalduhoma was appointed as Principal Assistant by the first Chief Minister of Mizoram, C. Chhunga. He worked as Principal Assistant at the Chief Minister’s office in Mizoram from 1972 to 1977. After graduating, he qualified for the Indian civil services examination and joined the Indian Police Service in 1977, where he served as a squad leader at Goa. In 1982, he was transferred to New Delhi to serve as security in charge of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He was later promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police. In 1982, he became the secretary of the organising committee chaired by Rajiv Gandhi for the 1982 Asian Games. He resigned from the security service to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. Outlook India
In 1984, after resigning from the Indian Police Service, Lalduhoma joined the Indian National Congress and contested the Mizoram assembly elections from the Lunglei constituency but lost. In the same year, he was appointed as the vice chairman of the Mizoram State Planning Board. On 31 May 1984, Lalduhoma was elected as President of Mizoram INC. In December 1984, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Mizoram constituency and had to quit the post of the President of Mizoram INC. In 1986, he quit the membership of INC following which he formed the Mizo National Union, which later merged with the Mizoram People’s Conference. Earlier, he joined the Mizo National Front (MNF) as an advisor. In 1997, he established the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP), a regional political party in Mizoram. In 2003, he was elected to the Mizoram assembly from the Ratua constituency as the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) candidate. The New Indian Express Ahead of the 2018 Mizoram assembly elections, he joined as a leader of the Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), which became a registered political party in 2019. In the 2018 Mizoram assembly elections, he was chosen as the first Chief Ministerial candidate; he contested the election from two constituencies, Aizawl West I, and Serchhip, and won both. He later chose to represent the Serchhip constituency, where he won over the incumbent Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla by 410 votes. He was elected as the opposition leader of the Members of the Legislative Assembly in the Mizoram assembly. In 1997, the Mizo National Front (MNF) party, founded by Lalduhoma was renamed as Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP). On 17 April 2021, Lalduhoma was re-elected from both Aizawl West I and Serchhip constituencies in the by-elections by defeating his opponent of the MNF party, Vanlalzawma by 3,310 votes. NDTV India
In September 2020, 12 MLAs of Mizo National Front (MNF) appealed to Lalrinliana Sailo, the Mizoram Legislative Assembly Speaker, for Lalduhoma to be removed from his post as he violated the anti-defection law by serving as leader of the ZPM party while being elected as an independent candidate. Times Now The Anti-Defection Law says that if an independently elected member joins any party after the election, he can be disqualified as a member of the state legislature. After his disqualification, Lalduhoma said in an interview,
I contested as independent because the registration of my party ZPM was not complete… The law is to punish defectors who join another party but I have remained faithful to the ZPM… My case is unprecedented in India.” The Telegraph
On 11 November 2023, he was awarded the Pride of Nation Award by the Governor, Lt. Gen.(Rtd.) Madan Mohan Lakhera at Hindi Diamond Jubilee National Awards, held at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhawan, Aizawl. Directorate of Information & Public Relations
- Maruti wagonr (Second hand) Mz-01N_6608
- Jeep (Second Hand) MZ-01L-1977
- Renault Duster
Assets & Properties
- Cash: Rs 5,00,000
- Deposits in Banks: Rs 8,407,837
- Motor Vehicles: Rs 1,414,900
- Agricultural Land: Rs 8,800,000
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 11,700,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs 9,500,000
In 2023, his net worth was estimated to be Rs 38,168,255.
- Lalduhoma was scheduled to meet Indira Gandhi on the afternoon of 31 October 1984, the day when she was assassinated.
- Lalduhoma was awarded an Honorary Degree of PhD by the Viswa Unnayan Samsad in recognition of his contribution to the cause of peace.
- Indira Gandhi’s ministry assigned Lalduhoma to negotiate with the MNF leader Laldenga to resolve the insurgency in Mizoram. He met Laldenga in London and convinced him to have a peace talk with the Government of India. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla later declared that the recorded message made by Lalduhoma to the Mizo people played a crucial role in the success of INC in the 1984 Mizoram assembly elections.
- Lalduhoma often smokes a cigar.
- Lalduhoma is environment friendly and his hobby includes gardening, fishing, reading books, and writing articles.
- Lalduhoma follows a non-vegetarian diet.