KOHIMA, Nov 28: The lone legislator of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Nagaland has merged with the ruling Naga People�s Front (NPF).
The NCP MLA L Khumo, who was a post-poll ally of NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland Government, formally declared the party�s merger with NPF in the Assembly on Friday, a statement issued by NPF president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu said.
In the 2013 elections, NCP had won four seats in the State Assembly, but three of its MLAs joined BJP on June 16, 2014 and a case is still pending against them as NCP had filed a PIL with Supreme Court in September last year. With this, the strength of NPF in the State Assembly has gone up to 47 while BJP has four members, JD(U) one and eight Independent MLAs. This is the second merger within a week as eight Congress MLAs had merged with NPF on November 20. � PTI