Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 10 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM
March 09, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

Kohima: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was on Thursday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. This is Rio’s fourth term as head of the northeastern state.

Governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old Rio, who is heading a People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yanthungo Patton was made the Deputy Chief Minister.

The PDA includes 18 members from NDPP, 12 from BJP, one from the Janata Dal-United and an Independent in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly.

Rio previously held the office in 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14, making him the only Chief Minister of Nagaland to have served three consecutive terms.

He was elected from the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat in 2014.

Rio resigned as MP after he was elected unopposed as a member of the Assembly last month from the Northern Angami-II seat in Kohima district.

Rio will prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before March 16.

The new Chief Minister told IANS that the PDA will ensure good governance and draw a new roadmap for Nagaland’s development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s growth agenda.

Present at the oath taking ceremony were Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, BJP President Amit Shah, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav along with the Chief Ministers of Assam (Sarbananda Sonowal), Arunachal Pradesh (Pema Khandu), Manipur (N. Biren Singh) and Meghalaya (Conrad Sangma).

Outgoing Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who resigned on Tuesday, was also present.

Senior BJP legislators Paiwang Konyak, Jacob Zhimomi, S. Pangnyu Phom, V. Kashiho Sangtam and Temjem Imna Along were sworn in as Cabinet ministers.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Thakur sworn in as Chief Justice of India
New Delhi: Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was on Thursday sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee administered him the oath of the office...
Maharashtra’s first BJP regime to be sworn in today
Mumbai: The first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in western Indian state Maharashtra headed by state party chief Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in on Friday wit..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright