BJP joins hands with NDPP for Nagaland Assembly poll

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Kohima, Feb 3: The BJP has decided to forge an alliance with former chief minister Neiphiu Rio's newly floated Nationalist Democratic People's Party (NDPP) for the February 27 Assembly poll in Nagaland.

BJP joins hands with NDPP in Nagaland

The BJP has dumped its 15-year-old alliance partner, the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF).

A decision to this effect was taken in New Delhi yesterday at a meeting between BJP president Amit Shah and Rio in the presence of BJP's Nagaland president Visasolie Lhoungu, the party's state media cell convener, K James Vizo said here today.

He said the NDPP would contest 40 of the 60 seats in the state assembly while the BJP would field candidates in the remain 20 seats. The BJP is the only party till date to announce that it will contest the election.

Eleven parties including the ruling Naga People's Front on January 29 had decided not to contest the February 27 polls, agreeing to the demand of tribal bodies and civil society groups to resolve the protracted Naga political problem first.

Later, the BJP had announced it would contest the polls. The state BJP sources here said the party's grassroots workers were against the party forging any pre-poll alliance with anyone.

Nagaland Assembly
Party 2013 Current Standing  
NPF 38 45 Election Date : Feb 27 2018
Counting : Mar 03 2018
IND 08 08
CONG 08 00
NCP 04 01
BJP 01 04
JDU 01 01
OTHERS 00 00
Total 60 59 (1 Vacant)

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