Aizawl, Dec 1: Lal Thanzara, who was elected in the by-election to Aizawl North-III assembly seat held on November 21, was today sworn in as cabinet minister.
The swearing in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Durbar Hall was administered by Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen (Rtd.) Nirbhay Sharma.
Lal Thanzara, who is the younger brother of chief minister Lal Thanhawla, was elected with a thumping majority in the recently concluded bypolls to Aizawl North-III assembly constituency necessitated by his resignation on 18 August last over conflict of interest case. He defeated his two opponents K. Vanlalvena of the Mizo National Front and Laduhoma of the National Democratic Alliance by securing 6,175 votes. He was first elected to the state assembly in 2008 and then in 2013.