Lunglei, Sep 16: Chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday said that he would accept the resignation of home minister R Lalzirliana.
Speaking at the political session of Mizoram Congress at Lunglei southern Mizoram Lal Thanhawla said that that he would accept the decision made by a 'grown man' and the most veteran among his cabinet.
On Friday R Lalzirliana is also the vice president of Mizoram PCC tendered his resignation after Disciplinary Committee of MPCC issued him show cause notice and sought explanation after he said that different political parties had made offer to him for the upcoming assembly election.
R. Lalzirliana said that his resignation is mainly due to the Congress led Government's failure to implement Saitual, the area of his constituency, into a full fledged District as promised by the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
Saitual is the major town of Tawi constituency, where R.Lalzirliana is serving his fourth term as an MLA.
In his resignation letter addressed to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, the veteran Congress MLA R.Lalzirliana wrote that his constituent people have been seeking for implementation of Saitual into a full fledged district but the Congress led government has failed to fulfill its promises during its ten year rule.
"The home minister has tendered his resignation, it is the decision of a grown man, a veteran cabinet minister, he has made himself clear enough, I will accept his resignation," Lal Thanhawla said.
R Lalzirliana has been the most trusted aide of Lal Thanhawla after he was elected from the then Saitual constituency in 1998, he was the only Congress MLA from Aizawl district and the only MLA who spoke the official language of Mizoram fluently, he was elected again from the constituency in 2003, 2008 and 2013, during which he rose to prominence in the political structure of the Mizoram PCC. (UNI)