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Nagaland Election 2018 – Updates and Results
Nagaland Assembly Election 2018 Live Update
- 06.17 PM: In Nagaland, 75% turnout has been recorded.
- 05.52 PM: 75% polling percentage in Nagaland till 5 pm.
- 03.09 PM: An AAP candidate has informed the Election Commission in Nagaland about the malpractice happening in his constituency. He alleged that the "one man one vote" practice is not being followed.
- 02.41 PM: In some of the booths in Nagaland, voting would be closed by 3 PM. But the voters who have been in queue outside the polling stations would be provided with coupons and they would continue to vote even after the closing of the polling.
- 01.45 PM: As of 1 pm, the polling percentage in Nagaland is 56 percent.
- 12.58 PM: Reportedly, 2 groups from NDPP and NPF clashed which has resulted in the death of one person. The clash took place in Nagaland's Akuluto Assembly constituency. 2 people have also been reported to be injured.
- 12.26 PM: In Nagaland, over half of the candidates(59%) are crorepatis. Ramongo Lotha of the JD(U) has been named the richest having wealth of Rs 38.92 crore.
- 11.54 AM: 38% voter turnout has been recorded in Nagaland.
- 11.41 AM: In Nagaland, 17% of the voting has been recorded for the first two hours of voting.
- 10.43 AM: 16 control units (CUs), 40 VVPATs are malfunctioned, as reported by Abhijit Sinha , the Nagaland CEO.
- 10:07 AM : 17 percent voting was recorded in Nagaland till 9 am.
- 9:47 AM : CM TR Zeliang has appealed everyone to come out and exercise their rights and decide the future of Nagaland for the next 5 years.
- 9:35 AM : Nagaland CM TR Zeliang while talking to the media said that he hopes to get absolute majority as per voice of the people.
- 7:52 AM : PM Modi has urged the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to vote in large numbers through his tweet.
- 7.04 AM : Voting beguins in Nagaland.
Quick facts for Nagaland Elections
|Ruling Party||Naga People's Front|
|Chief Minister||Shri TR Zeliang|
|Governor||Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Abhijit Sinha|
|CEO Address||The Chief Electoral Officer, D-Block, Kohima - 797001, Nagaland.|
Nagaland Election 2018 DatesAs announced by the Election Commission of India, below is the schedule of Nagaland Vidhan Sabha Election 2018:
|2||Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||31.01.2018 (WED)|
|3||Last Date of Nominations||07.02.2018 (WED)|
|4||Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||08.02.2018 (THU)|
|5||Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||12.02.2018 (MON)|
|6||Date of Polling||27.02.2018 (TUE)|
|7||Date of Counting||03.03.2018 (SAT)|
Elections in NagalandNagaland in the north east of India became the 16th state of the Indian Union on 1 December 1963. Earlier, in 1957, this state was an autonomous district in Assam consisting of Tuensang and Naga hills division of the Assam.
In 1961, following the Naga people's demand, the Indian Government agreed to the formation of a separate state of Nagaland. Before the first Assembly elections were held in the state, Nagaland constituted an Interim Body of 42 members with an interim executive council headed by a Chief Executive Officer. Dr Imkongliba Ao, the founder of the Naga People's Convention became the Chairman of the Interim Body. Mr P Shilo was appointed the first Executive Councilor and after the elections to the state assembly became the first chief minister of the state. Mr S C Jamir was the first member of the Parliament from the state. He was nominated to the third Lok Sabha by the Interim Body. Mr Melhupra Vero was the first Rajya Sabha MP from the state.
Nagaland has a unicameral legislature consisting of one house of the state legislative assembly called the Vidhan Sabha. The Vidhan Sabha consists of 60 directly elected members. The seat of the legislative assembly is at Kohima, the state capital.
The states are allocated seats in the Indian parliament on the basis of the population of the state. The ratio of the number of seats in the parliament and the population of the state is the same for all states in the country. As Nagaland has a low population, the entire state is represented by one member in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha, the two houses of the Indian Parliament. The Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland is directly elected from the Nagaland state parliamentary constituency.
Major Political Parties in Nagaland
|National political parties in Nagaland|
|Indian National Congress||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Nationalist Congress Party||Trinamool Congress|
|The main regional parties in Nagaland|
|Naga People's Front||Naga National Democratic Party|
State Legislative Assembly ElectionsThe last elections for the state assembly were held on 23 February 2013.
The ruling Nagaland People's Front (NPF) won the election with a majority. It won 37 seats. BJP got 2 seats while UDP secured 1. Only 8 Independents won the seats. The polls reported a 90.19% of voter turnout. The current Chief Minister of Nagaland is TR Zeliang who took over after Neiphiu Rio's resignation on the 23 May, 2014. TR Zeliang was sworn in as the 17th chief minister of the state on 24 May 2014. There came a gap in his leadership when Shurhozelie Liezietsu held the office between 22 Feb to 19 July. After that TR Zeliang again got hold of the position.
The current speaker of the state legislative assembly is Chotisuh Sazo. The Deputy speaker of the assembly is Imtikumzuk. The Current assembly dissolved on March 13, 2018 & therefore the Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2018 will be held Feb-March 2018.
List of Chief Ministers of Nagaland
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||TR Zeliang||July 19, 2017||Present||Nagaland People's Front|
|2||Shurhozelie Liezietsu||Feb 22, 2017||July 19, 2017||Nagaland People's Front|
|3||TR Zeliang||May 24, 2014||Feb 22, 2017||Nagaland People's Front|
|4||Neiphiu Rio||Mar 12, 2008||May 23, 2014||Nagaland People's Front|
|5||President's rule||Jan 3, 2008||Mar 12, 2008|
|6||Neiphiu Rio||Mar 6, 2003||Jan 3, 2008||Nagaland People's Front|
|7||S.C. Jamir||Feb 22, 1993||Mar 6, 2003||Indian National Congress|
|8||President's rule||Apr 2, 1992||Feb 22, 1993|
|9||Vamuzo Phesao||Jun 19, 1990||Apr 2, 1992||Nagaland People's Council|
|10||K.L. Chishi||May 16, 1990||Jun 19, 1990||Indian National Congress|
|11||S.C. Jamir||Jan 25, 1989||May 10, 1990||Indian National Congress|
|12||President's rule||Aug 7, 1988||Jan 25, 1989|
|13||Hokishe Sema||Oct 29, 1986||Aug 7, 1988||Indian National Congress|
|14||S.C. Jamir||Nov 18, 1982||Oct 28, 1986||United Democratic Front-Progressive|
|15||John Bosco Jasokie||Jun 5, 1980||Nov 18, 1982||Naga National Democratic Party|
|16||S.C. Jamir||Apr 18, 1980||Jun 5, 1980||United Democratic Front-Progressive|
|17||Vizol Angami||Nov 25, 1977||Apr 18, 1980||United Democratic Front|
|18||President's rule||Mar 20, 1975||Nov 25, 1977|
|19||John Bosco Jasokie||Mar 10, 1975||Mar 20, 1975||Naga National Democratic Party|
|20||Vizol Angami||Feb 26, 1974||Mar 10, 1975||United Democratic Front|
|21||Hokishe Sema||Feb 22, 1969||Feb 26, 1974||Naga Nationalist Organisation|
|22||T.N. Angami||Aug 14, 1966||Feb 22, 1969||Naga Nationalist Organisation|
|23||P. Shilu Ao||Dec 1, 1963||Aug 14, 1966||Naga Nationalist Organisation|
List of Governors of Nagaland
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya||Jul 14, 2014||Present|
|2||Ashwani Kumar||Mar 21, 2013||Jun 27, 2014|
|3||Nikhil Kumar||Oct 15, 2009||Mar 20, 2013|
|4||Gurbachan Jagat||Jul 28, 2009||Oct 14, 2009|
|5||K. Sankaranarayanan||Feb 4, 2007||Jul 28, 2009|
|6||K. Wilson||Feb 3, 2007||Feb 4, 2007|
|7||Shyamal Datta||Jan 28, 2002||Feb 2, 2007|
|8||Om Prakash Sharma||Nov 12, 1996||Jan 27, 2002|
|9||O.N. Shrivastava||Aug 5, 1994||Nov 11, 1996|
|10||V.K. Nayyar PVSM||Oct 2, 1993||Aug 4, 1994|
|11||Lok Nath Mishra||Apr 13, 1992||Oct 1, 1993|
|12||Dr. M.M. Thomas||May 9, 1990||Apr 12, 1992|
|13||Dr. Gopal Singh||Jul 20, 1989||May 3, 1990|
|14||K. V. Krishna Rao||Jun 13, 1984||Jul 19, 1989|
|15||S. M. H. Burney||Aug 10, 1981||Jun 12, 1984|
|16||L.P. Singh||Sep 19, 1973||Aug 9, 1981|
|17||B.K. Nehru||Apr 17, 1968||Sep 18, 1973|
|18||Vishnu Sahay||Dec 1, 1963||Apr 16, 1968|
Cabinet Ministers of Nagaland
|S.No||Ministeries||Name of Minsiter|
|1||Finance, P&AR and other Portfolios not allotted to other||T.R. Zeliang (Chief Minister)|
|2||Roads & Bridges and Political Affairs||Sh G Kaito Aye|
|3||Health & Family Welfare,Election and Parliamentary Affairs||Sh Imkong L Imchen|
|4||Home||Sh Kuzholuzo Nienu|
|5||Power||Sh Kipili Sangtam|
|6||Cooperation,Relief & Rehabilitation and MARCOFED||Sh Imtilemba Sangtam|
|7||Urban Development and Municipal Affairs||Sh S.I Jamir|
|8||Geology & Mining and Border Affairs||Sh P. Longon|
|9||Rural Development||Sh C.L. John|
|10||National Highways||Sh Y.Vikheho Swu|
|11||Transport & Civil Aviation||Sh P. Paiwang Konyak|
|12||Horticulture , DB & GB||Sh Kejong Chang|
Rajya Sabha Members from Nagaland
|K.G. Kenye||Nagaland Peoples Front||April 03, 2016 to April 02, 2022|
Nagaland Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014The NPF stronghold continued in the Lok seat again and the party won the sole constituency of Nagaland. Nagaland is one the smallest state of India which belong to the north eastern region. The Nagaland state only one Parliamentary seat,which is by the name of the state only. The seat is reserved for the Scheduled Tribe candidate. The Nagaland People's Front (NPP) and Indian National Congress (INC) are the major parties in the state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is presently ruling the state. TR Zeliang is the current Chief Minister of Nagaland who took the charge of his seat in the year 2014 (24th May). The state took part in the 2014 General elections, wherein, it was predicted that NPF will win the lone parliamentary seat of the state.
Nagaland- a small state in North Eastern Indian, became the 16th state of India in Dec 1963. Before that it was an autonomous district in Assam. Nagaland has only one parliamentary constituency, having the same name as the state. The Indian National Congress (INC) and the Nagaland People's Front (NPP) are the major political parties of the state. Some other political parties that are making their presence felt include the AITC, the JD(S), and the independents. The total number of voters in Nagaland is 11,74,633, of which 5,94,572 are male and 5,80,091 are female.
During the 2009 Lok Sabha election, the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) won the only seat and secured 8,32,224 votes (vote share of 69.96%). As per Times Now C-Voter February poll, as well as the India TV Opinion Poll survey 2014, the NPF will again win in 2014. Election in Nagaland will be held on 9 April 2014. It needs special mention that voter turnout during the 2009 General Election was 90.26%.