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Neiphiu Rio

Neiphiu Rio


Neiphiu Rio is a Naga politician. He is the current Chief Minister of Nagaland. Rio has also served as Chief Minister for three separate terms, making him the only Nagaland Chief Minister to have served three consecutive terms. He was a Member of Parliament from Nagaland in Lok Sabha.

Personal Life

Full Name Neiphiu Rio
Date of Birth 11 Nov 1950 (Age 69)
Place of Birth Kohima, Nagaland, India
Party name Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
Education Graduate
Profession Member of Parliament & Agriculturist
Father's Name Late Guolhoulie Rio
Mother's Name Smt. Kevilhou Rio
Spouse's Name Kaisa Rio
Spouse's Profession Agriculturist & Floriculturist
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 5


Permanent address R/O Tuophema Village (Basa), Kohima, Nagaland
Present address 5, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane, New Delhi-110001
Contact number 9717861950, 9436609010, 03862-242963, 9013869302
Email neiphiu.rio@sansad.nic.in , rioneiphiu@gmail.com
Website N/A

Interesting Facts

He is keen in the area of ‘Green Goals’ like environment protection and safeguarding of bio-diversity. He takes interest in Promoting youth empowerment, music, culture and sports. He is a supporter of creative fields especially the arts. His Favourite Pastime are Sports, Reading, Gardening, Music and Travelling. He survived assassination attempt on life when armed persons ambushed his motorcade at Dimapur in Nagaland on 30th May 1995. He was then serving as PWD Minister of Nagaland. His driver was killed in the ambush and several of his armed body guards were injured.

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    Neiphiu Rio contested Northern Angami-II (ST) and won. He again became a chief minister of Nagaland.
  • 2018
    He resigned from Loksabha on 22 Feb. 2018.
  • 2016
    He was Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture from 1 Sept. 2016 - 22 Feb. 2018.
  • 2014
    He was elected to 16th Loksabha from Nagaland constituency.
  • 2014
    Member, Committee on Public Accounts (14 Aug. 2014 - 22 Feb. 2018); Member, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel (1 Sept. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2016); Appointed as Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region in Sept. 2014.
  • 2013
    Neiphiu Rio again won assembly election and took oath as Chief Minister of Nagaland. He resigned from this post after elected to Loksabha.
  • 2008
    Neiphiu Rio again won assembly election from the same constituency and retained as Chief Minister of Nagaland. Also, he completed his full term.
  • 1998
    Rio elected as MLS from same Northern Angami-II constituency. Later he was inducted in Cabinet and appointed as Home Minister of Nagaland.
  • 1993
    He was appointed as Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Nagaland. He served this post till 1998.
  • 2003
    Rio was elected as Chief Minister, Govt. of Nagaland.
  • 1989
    Neiphiu Rio got elected to Nagaland Assembly from Northern Angami-II constituency. He was appointed as Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Nagaland from 1990-1990.
Net Worth36.42 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.



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