General Elections 2014: Nagaland– State Profile

Neha Attre

  • The Lok Sabha elections in Nagaland will be held in the second phase on April 9 and counting of the votes will take place on May 16.


  • The state has only one Parliamentary constituency – Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency.


  • The prominent political parties in the state are Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC).


  • In the Assembly elections 2013, ruling Naga Peoples Front (NPF) returned to power with an absolute majority after winning 38 seats.


  • The state has 60 seats in the Assembly out of which 59 are reserved for the candidates from Scheduled Tribes.


  • The current chief minister of the state, Neiphiu Rio, has been in power from the last 10 years.


  • The Naga issue has been dominant in the elections with a demand to unite all Naga-populated areas around the state. After years of violence, a ceasefire has been in effect in the state since 1997.


  • Opinion polls have predicted that the ruling NPF will win the lone seat in the upcoming election.


  • First Published: Friday, March 28, 2014, 23:41
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