Aizawl, Jan 22: Former Mizoram chief secretary and North Eastern Council (NEC) secretary H V Lalringa has joined the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) ahead of the Assembly polls slated for November this year.
Mr Lalringa was officially inducted into the MNF by party supremo and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga at the MNF office here yesterday.''I am not new to the MNF as I join it today. This (the official induction) is only my declaration that I still belong to the MNF, which I have been since I was a teenager,'' Mr Lalringa said.
Mr Lalringa and the Chief Minister had studied together at the Imphal (Manipur) DM College in the early 1960s.
Mr Lalringa claimed in his statement that he was not joining the party for power.
''Even if the MNF loses power, I will remain with the party for all the good deeds it (the MNF ministry) has done which I witnessed during my tenure as the chief secretary,'' he claimed.