Newly elected MLA from Tuirial constituency K Laldawngliana sworn in as a member of the Mizoram Assembly on Friday.
Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo administered the oath of office and secrecy to the legislator in a ceremony, while, Chief Minister Zoramthanga, his cabinet colleagues, and a host of MLAs attended the swearing-in ceremony.
Laldawngliana, who had contested the Tuirial bypoll on a ruling Mizo National Front ticket, defeated his nearest rival Laltlanmawia of Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) by a margin of 1,284 votes.
The Mizoram by-election was necessitated due to the death of MLA Andrew H. Thangliana.
The MNF’s strength, in the 40-member assembly, is now 28, while the Congress has five members, the ZPM and the BJP have one each.
There are five Independent legislators, who have allied with the ZPM.