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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.
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Date of Birth
11 Nov 1950 (Age 69)
Place of Birth
Kohima, Nagaland, India
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
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.
Neiphiu Rio contested Northern Angami-II (ST) and won. He again became a chief minister of Nagaland.
He resigned from Loksabha on 22 Feb. 2018.
He was Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture from 1 Sept. 2016 - 22 Feb. 2018.
He was elected to 16th Loksabha from Nagaland constituency.
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.
Neiphiu Rio again won assembly election and took oath as Chief Minister of Nagaland. He resigned from this post after elected to Loksabha.
Neiphiu Rio again won assembly election from the same constituency and retained as Chief Minister of Nagaland. Also, he completed his full term.
Rio elected as MLS from same Northern Angami-II constituency. Later he was inducted in Cabinet and appointed as Home Minister of Nagaland.
He was appointed as Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Nagaland. He served this post till 1998.
Rio was elected as Chief Minister, Govt. of Nagaland.
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 Worth₹36.42 CRORE
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