Aizawl, Nov 5: Hiphei, the Speaker of Mizoram Legislative Assembly who had resigned from his post earlier today joined BJP. Hiphei, a veteran leader, was elected to the Assembly from the Palak constituency.
He handed over his resignation to the Deputy Speaker of the state assembly Deputy Speaker R Lalrinawama. He was accompanied on the occasion by senior BJP leader B D Chakma, also a former Congress leader, among others. The development marks an end to all speculation.
Security of the chief electoral officer of poll-bound Mizoram has been beefed up following demand for his exit from the state by Monday, police said yesterday.
A senior leader of the saffron party that Hiphei had recently met the central leaders of the saffron party.
Mizoram, the only state in the north-east under Congress rule, will go to the polls on November 28.