Nagaland Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Justice & Law, C M Chang passed away on Monday at Naga Hospital Authority, Kohima (NHAK) after a brief illness said sources.
Minister C M Chang was 78.
On the demise of the minister, the Nagaland government has declared a two-day mourning as a mark of respect from October 13. During the two-day mourning, the Tri-colour will be flown half mast throughout Nagaland where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period. There will be a state funeral for the departed leader.
CM Chang first joined politics in 2003. He took voluntary retirement as a government employee to join politics.
C M Chang had represented Nagaland in the Parliament in 2009. He was elected on the NPF ticket from the Nagaland Lok Sabha seat to the 15th Lok Sabha. It can also be noted here that C M Chang was elected from Noksen Assembly constituency in Tuensang district to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in the 2018 assembly election.