NPF returns to power in Nagaland

Ruling Naga Peoples’ Front returned to power with an absolute majority in Nagaland winning 37 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

After an impressive show, the ruling NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) alliance is all set to form government for a third consecutive term.npf

Congress managed to win eight seats. The NCP has won four seats. Independent and others have won 10 seats.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has won from Northern Angami II seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Kevise Sogotsu of Congress by 12,671 votes. Nagaland Congress PCC President S I Jamir has also tasted success from Dimapur II seat by defeating his nearest Independent rival Savi Liegise by 1,615 votes.

Among other prominent candidates who have won are- NCP candidate A Imtilemba Sangtam who defeated Congress rival Thrinimong in Longkhim Chare by 1459 votes. NPF EE Pangteang defeated Congress candidate Longang by 5281 votes in Moka constituency. NPF candidate P Longon defeated Congress candidate H Haiying by 3305 votes in Noklak seat.

NPF candidate C M Chang defeated NCP candidate Lima Onen Chang by 1092 votes from Noksen seat. NPF candidate R Tohanba defeated JD(U) candidate K Yimso Yimchunger by 2914 votes.

NPF candidate Vikho O Yhoshu defeated Congress candidate Nagakul by 4492 votes.

NPF candidate Kropol Vitsu defeated Congress rival K V Pusa by 5451 votes. NPF candidate C L John defeated Congress rival W Wangyuh by 7891 votes. NCP candidate L Khumo Khiamniungan defeated NPF candidate S Heno by 1307 votes. BJP candidate P Paiwang Konyak defeated NPF candidate Aloh by 3076 votes.

While Nagaland Peoples’ Front (NPF) – the main constituent of ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) – is confident of securing the required majority, the Congress is trying to secure the support of Independents and other parties to form the new government. The NPF expects to win over 32 seats and the Congress at least 25 seats.

The NPF has a pre-poll alliance with the BJP and JD-U and the strength of DAN in the outgoing assembly is 35. In the 2008 polls, the NPF won 26 seats on its own while the Congress won 23.

A total of 2,600 electronic voting machines were used to conduct the polls in 2,023 polling stations. Re-polling was held at nine polling stations.

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