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Neiphiu Rio to take the pledge as Kohima CM

The NDPP and BJP-led new Kohima administration is anticipated to take office on March 7. At a meeting of newly elected NDPP Members in Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio was chosen to lead the legislative party. Rio, the state’s governor with the most extraordinary tenure, plans to stay in that position.

Rio will eventually travel to New Delhi in order to engage with the BJP’s top officials. Rio has been chosen as the NDPP’s leader in the parliament, a prominent NDPP official who wished to remain unnamed informed ET. On March 7, he will indeed be sworn in. MLAs from the Bharatiya Janata Party and NDPP will gather jointly in a few weeks.

The Bharatiya Janata party and NDPP combination swept back to victory in Kohima. The NDPP captured 25 seat, while the Bharatiya Janata Party took home 12 of them. In the 60-member meeting, the NDPP ran for 40 seats and the BJP for 20. Congress failed to take even one seat in Kohima for the second year. Alternative parties gained four seats, one by Janta Dal United and two by the Lok Janshakti movement (Ram Vilas).

NDPP gained 18 constituencies in 2018 while Bharatiya janata party received 12 districts. Rio were initially voted towards the chamber of deputies in 1989 from of the Northwestern Angami-II district on a Republican platform, and subsequently later advanced towards the position of state minister during his tenure. In 1993, he was elected to office once more. He was appointed Interior Secretary in 1998 and left the position in 2022 due to the contentious Naga problem.

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