Nagaland CM wins by over 5000 votes

T.R. Zeliang

T.R. Zeliang

The NDPP-BJP combine and the NPF met Governor P.B. Acharya on Sunday, staking claim to form the government.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to get the post of deputy chief minister in the newly elected Nagaland government. He said the NDPP would be a member of the NEDA and the National Democratic Alliance.Sarma also stated that the combination of Narendra Modi government at the centre and the Neiphiu Rio government in Nagaland would help resolve the protracted Naga political problem vis-a-vis Naga insurgency issue early.

However, BJP quashing all the demands of the party announced that they will not be going to support NPF in the state as they are already in a coalition and this party has 32 legislators those will form a government soon in the state.

The NFP has been in power in the state since 2003 except for a three-month-long break during the President's Rule in 2008.

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"We will go with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)", Sarma said. The NPF became the single largest party with 27 seats.

Needless to say, the BJP would have been a part of the Nagaland government even if the NPF had managed to secure a majority. Acharya said he has asked Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by Monday.

The NDPP won 18 seats in the Nagaland Assembly elections, while the Naga People's Front bagged 26 seats. When asked why was there no alliance between the two parties pre-polls, Wangkhem said that "We are not a bigger party but BJP is a bigger party".

"But later NDPP candidate Namri Nchang was declared victor after recounting of votes without the presence of NPF polling agents and the candidate".

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After TR Zeliang stepped down, Nagaland governor Acharya NDPP-BJP alliance CM designate Neiphiu Rio the chief minister of Nagaland under clause (1) of Article 164 of the Constitution of India.

Kohima: Both the ruling Naga People's Front and the BPP-NDPP alliance are leading in seven seats as trends are available for 15 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said on Saturday.

Rio will be assuming the charge of Nagaland chief minister for the fourth time.

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