India, Nagaland, Politics

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

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.

Governor P.B. 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.

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

 

IANS

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