Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister

Their alliance will be called "People's Democratic Alliance". Y Patton of BJP Legislature Party, is likely to be sworn in as deputy chief minister. By holding the swearing-in function at this historic ground, the PDA government, a coalition of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), BJP, JD (U) and an Independent, wants to send the message to the public that it wants to facilitate solution to the Naga political problem.

"Change is coming, change is here, NDPP-BJP together we'll bring the change", crooned young voices as the faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and now the four-time Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio smiled at the huge gathering at Khouciezie (Kohima Local Ground) from giant LED screens.

The NDPP legislative party Chief, Neiphiu Rio sworn in as the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya for the fourth time.

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Rio and outgoing chief minister TR Zeliang of the NPF staked claim separately to form the government, saying they have the requisite number of legislators in the 60-member assembly.

The NDPP-BJP alliance, forged before the elections, managed to unseat the 15-year rule of the NPF as it garnered the support of the two MLAs to take their tally to 32 in the assembly.

Stating that the NDPP-BJP alliance had 30 members, the governor confirmed having received a letter from JD (U) president extending support to the alliance.

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The list of ten ministers chosen for the state cabinet ministry includes CM Chang, G Kaito Aye, Neiba Kronu, S Pangnyu Phom, P Paiwang Konyak, Jacob Zhimomi, Metsubo Jamir, Tongpang Ozukum, V Kashiho Sangtam and Temjem Imna Along. Other leaders also took an oath as the cabinet ministers today.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah will be present during the swearing-in ceremony in Kohima, as per the sources.

On Wednesday, the NPP wrote to the Governor, stating that it was withdrawing its letter of support to the NDPP-BJP alliance.

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Apart from this, the Governor also asked the leader of NDPP Legislative Party to prove his majority in a floor test to be held on March 16 as there was a ruckus going in the state for the post of the Chief Minister.

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