Nephieu Rio to take oath as Nagaland CM today

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New Delhi, Mar.12 : With the Union Cabinet deciding to revoke President's Rule in Nagaland, decks have been cleared for the formation of a new government in the state.

Nephieu Rio, the Leader of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland, would be taking oath as Chief Minister at 5 p.m. this evening.

"Twelve Ministers will also be taking oath with me,"Rio told ANI over the phone this morning.

In the sixty member House, in which the result of fifty nine seats have been declared so far, the NPF got 26, Congress 23, NCP and BJP two each and independents six. Result of Surohoto LAC under Zunheboto district is still awaited as Election Commission rescheduled re-poll at a polling station there.

The NPF-led DAN paraded 33 MLAs, including four independents, before Governor K Shankararaynan on Sunday while staking claims to form the government.

The Congress on Tuesday decided to sit in the opposition, respecting the mandate of the people.

Election results in Nagaland election have come as a big set back for the Congress as it is on the insistence of the party, that President's rule was imposed in the state months before the elections. By Sanjay Kumar

ANI

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