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Nagaland Election 2018 – Updates and Results

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Nagaland Election 2018 Dates

As announced by the Election Commission of India, below is the schedule of Nagaland Vidhan Sabha Election 2018:
S.NoPoll Events Dates
2Date of Issue of Gazette Notification31.01.2018 (WED)
3Last Date of Nominations07.02.2018 (WED)
4Date for Scrutiny of Nominations08.02.2018 (THU)
5Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures12.02.2018 (MON)
6Date of Polling27.02.2018 (TUE)
7Date of Counting03.03.2018 (SAT)


Elections in Nagaland

Nagaland 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 PartyTrinamool Congress

The main regional parties in Nagaland
Naga People's Front Naga National Democratic Party

State Legislative Assembly Elections

The 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 MinisterFromToParty Name
1TR ZeliangJuly 19, 2017PresentNagaland People's Front
2Shurhozelie LiezietsuFeb 22, 2017July 19, 2017Nagaland People's Front
3TR ZeliangMay 24, 2014Feb 22, 2017Nagaland People's Front
4Neiphiu RioMar 12, 2008May 23, 2014Nagaland People's Front
5President's ruleJan 3, 2008Mar 12, 2008
6Neiphiu RioMar 6, 2003Jan 3, 2008Nagaland People's Front
7S.C. JamirFeb 22, 1993Mar 6, 2003Indian National Congress
8President's ruleApr 2, 1992Feb 22, 1993
9Vamuzo PhesaoJun 19, 1990Apr 2, 1992Nagaland People's Council
10K.L. ChishiMay 16, 1990Jun 19, 1990Indian National Congress
11S.C. JamirJan 25, 1989May 10, 1990Indian National Congress
12President's ruleAug 7, 1988Jan 25, 1989
13Hokishe SemaOct 29, 1986Aug 7, 1988Indian National Congress
14S.C. JamirNov 18, 1982Oct 28, 1986United Democratic Front-Progressive
15John Bosco JasokieJun 5, 1980Nov 18, 1982Naga National Democratic Party
16S.C. JamirApr 18, 1980Jun 5, 1980United Democratic Front-Progressive
17Vizol AngamiNov 25, 1977Apr 18, 1980United Democratic Front
18President's ruleMar 20, 1975Nov 25, 1977
19John Bosco JasokieMar 10, 1975Mar 20, 1975Naga National Democratic Party
20Vizol AngamiFeb 26, 1974Mar 10, 1975United Democratic Front
21Hokishe SemaFeb 22, 1969Feb 26, 1974Naga Nationalist Organisation
22T.N. AngamiAug 14, 1966Feb 22, 1969Naga Nationalist Organisation
23P. Shilu AoDec 1, 1963Aug 14, 1966Naga Nationalist Organisation

List of Governors of Nagaland

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Padmanabha Balakrishna AcharyaJul 14, 2014Present
2Ashwani KumarMar 21, 2013Jun 27, 2014
3Nikhil KumarOct 15, 2009Mar 20, 2013
4Gurbachan JagatJul 28, 2009Oct 14, 2009
5K. SankaranarayananFeb 4, 2007Jul 28, 2009
6K. WilsonFeb 3, 2007Feb 4, 2007
7Shyamal DattaJan 28, 2002Feb 2, 2007
8Om Prakash SharmaNov 12, 1996Jan 27, 2002
9O.N. ShrivastavaAug 5, 1994Nov 11, 1996
10V.K. Nayyar PVSMOct 2, 1993Aug 4, 1994
11Lok Nath MishraApr 13, 1992Oct 1, 1993
12Dr. M.M. ThomasMay 9, 1990Apr 12, 1992
13Dr. Gopal SinghJul 20, 1989May 3, 1990
14K. V. Krishna RaoJun 13, 1984Jul 19, 1989
15S. M. H. BurneyAug 10, 1981Jun 12, 1984
16L.P. SinghSep 19, 1973Aug 9, 1981
17B.K. NehruApr 17, 1968Sep 18, 1973
18Vishnu SahayDec 1, 1963Apr 16, 1968

Cabinet Ministers of Nagaland

S.NoMinisteriesName of Minsiter
1Finance, P&AR and other Portfolios not allotted to otherT.R. Zeliang (Chief Minister)
2Roads & Bridges and Political AffairsSh G Kaito Aye
3Health & Family Welfare,Election and Parliamentary AffairsSh Imkong L Imchen
4HomeSh Kuzholuzo Nienu
5PowerSh Kipili Sangtam
6Cooperation,Relief & Rehabilitation and MARCOFEDSh Imtilemba Sangtam
7Urban Development and Municipal AffairsSh S.I Jamir
8Geology & Mining and Border AffairsSh P. Longon
9Rural DevelopmentSh C.L. John
10National HighwaysSh Y.Vikheho Swu
11Transport & Civil AviationSh P. Paiwang Konyak
12Horticulture , DB & GBSh Kejong Chang

Rajya Sabha Members from Nagaland

NamePartyTerm
K.G. KenyeNagaland Peoples FrontApril 03, 2016 to April 02, 2022

Nagaland Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The 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%.