The Neiphiu Rio led Nationalist Democractic Progressive Party (NDPP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance is all set to form the new government in Nagaland. Counting of votes started at 8 AM today. Seats won Party-wise are as follows:
Total Seats: 60
Political parties went on a frenzy after it became clear that there was no clear majorty for the contending parties. However, sources have confirmed that the NDPP-BJP alliance has managed to win the support of independent MLA Tongpang Ozukum and JD(U) MLA Kaito Aye. With this, NDPP-BJP alliance’s tally goes up to 31 seats.
(N. Rio with JD(U) MLA Kaito and Ram Madhav)
There are also reports that NPF candidate from Tenning A/C NR Zeliang has been mistakenly decalred winner. President of NDPP Peren division has filed a complaint with the Returning Officer in this regard. If NDPP candidate Namri Nchang is declared winner, the NDPP-BJP alliance’s tally will go up to a comfortable 32 seats.
Earlier today, BJP’s General Secretary in-charge of Nagaland Ram Madhav has expressed confidence in Twitter that the NDPP-BJP allaince will form the next Government in Nagaland.
In Nagaland NDPP-BJP alliance has secured 30 seats. With the support of 1 independent we are comfortably placed to form d government.
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) March 3, 2018