Neiphiu Rio: NDPP Leader Neiphiu Rio Swears In As Prime Minister Of Nagaland For Fifth Time | News from India

Neiphiu Rio, head of the nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), was sworn in as Nagaland’s fifth prime minister on Tuesday.
Swearing-in event in Kohima watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Nagaland Governor The Ganesanpresident of the BJP JP Naddaand Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
As Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Taditui Rangkau Zeliang e Yanthungo Patton he also took the oath.
According to information provided by the Election Commission of India, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the current state government, have regained control of Nagaland after winning 37 seats in the 60-member parliament (ECI).

Nagaland elects women MLA for first time as BJP-NDPP improves tally

Nagaland elects women MLA for first time as BJP-NDPP improves tally

Rio won the North Angami-II Assembly constituency, beating Seyevlie Sachu of Congress by a huge margin of 15,824 votes. You obtained a total of 17,045 votes, equal to 92.87% of the total votes collected at the polling station.
Notably, a story was made in Nagaland when the state elected its first female legislators in its 60 years of statehood. The state, which has had 13 assemblies thus far, has never had a female MLA before Thursday’s result.
The two women MPs – Hekhani Jakhalu and Salhoutuonuo Kruse of the NDPP ruling defeated the incumbent MLAs in Western Angami and Dimapur-III seats respectively.
The northeastern state witnessed a triangular contest as Congress and the CPIM, which have been bitter rivals for years, forged a pre-poll alliance to defeat the BJP government.
(With contributions from agencies)


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