AIZAWL, June 19 - Veteran Mizo National Front (MNF) leader and former minister Lalrinchhana died at the NEIGHRIMS in Shillong on Tuesday after battling with cancer for a long time. He was 84 and is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter.
Lalrinchhana�s mortal remains were brought to Aizawl today and his funeral will take place at his Zarkawt home on Thursday. Three-time minister Lalrinchhana had joined the erstwhile underground MNF in 1966. He was a one-time self-styled �defence minister� in the underground government.
After the MNF came overground following the signing of the Mizo Accord in 1986, he had won the Assembly elections for five consecutive times since 1987.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress slammed the MNF leaders for not mentioning Lalrinchhana�s demise in the State Assembly session.
�We were shocked that Lalrinchhana, despite his immense contributions for Mizoram in general and the MNF party in particular, got no mention in the ongoing Budget session today and no MNF leader uttered a word of condolence for him,� the Mizoram Pradesh Congress said in a statement.