Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya on Tuesday appointed Neiphiu Rio, the leader of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), as chief minister.
Acharya asked Rio to prove he has the support of a majority of lawmakers in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly on, or before March 16.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang resigned today, day after the BJP made it clear it would stick to its pre-poll ally Nationalist Democratic People’s Party (NDPP). NDPP leader and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio is expected to be sworn in on March 8.
Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya has appointed Neiphiu Rio as the Chief Minister of Nagaland under clause (1) of Article 164 of the Constitution of India. The Governor has also requested Shri Neiphiu Rio to prove his majority on the floor of the House on or before 16th March 2018. pic.twitter.com/Sj3m2cfP0L
— ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2018