DIMAPUR, March 5 - The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP)-BJP alliance with the support of a newly elected JD(U) MLA and an Independent legislator is all set to form the new government in Nagaland. The alliance garnered the support of the two MLAs to take their tally to 32 in the 60-member Nagaland House. The BJP won 12 seats, while the NDPP secured 18 seats in the just concluded elections.
Central BJP observers JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health; Arun Singh, BJP national general secretary; and Y Patton, newly BJP legislature party leader of Nagaland; along with all the 12 newly elected BJP legislators will meet Nagaland Governor PB Acharya at Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Tuesday with the support letter in favour of the NDPP-BJP formation under the leadership of Neiphiu Rio. The new ministry will be formed under the banner of the People Democratic Alliance (PDA).
The Nagaland unit of the BJP held a meeting here on Monday with its 12 newly elected legislators in presence of central BJP leaders. Those who attended the meeting included Tovihoto Ayemi, Jocob Zhimomi, Longrineken, Temjen Imna Along, Kazheto Kinimi, H Khehovi, Y Patton, Mmhonlumo Kikon, Paiwang Konyak, S Panngyu, S Haiying and V Kashiho Sangtam besides L Khumo from National People�s Party.