2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election

The Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, 2018 was held on 27 February 2018 in 59 out of 60 constituencies of the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland. The scheduled election in Northern Angami II constituency did not take place as only incumbent MLA Neiphiu Rio was nominated and was therefore declared elected unopposed.[2][3] The counting of votes took place on 3 March 2018.

2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election

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All 60 seats in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
Turnout85.62%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
  Blank Blank Blank
Leader Neiphiu Rio T. R. Zeliang Temjen Imma Along
Party NDPP NPF BJP
Alliance NDA NDA
Leader's seat Northern Angami II Peren Alongtaki
Last election 0 38 1
Seats won 18 26 12
Seat change Increase18 Decrease12 Increase11
Popular vote 253,090 389,912 153,864
Percentage 25.2 38.8% 15.3
Swing Increase 25.2% Decrease8.2% Increase 15.3%

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Chief Minister before election

T. R. Zeliang
Nagaland People's Front

Chief Minister after election

Neiphiu Rio
NDPP

BackgroundEdit

The tenure of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly ends on 13 March 2018.[4] On 22 Jan 2018, former CM KL Chishi joined the BJP along with 12 other leaders and former lawmakers, including former Independent legislator Jacob Zhimomi, at an event in Dimapur.[5]

11 parties issued a statement calling for the postponement of the polls.[6]

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and the ruling Naga Peoples' Front dissolved their electoral alliance prior to the election. The BJP instead chose to form an alliance with the newly formed Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, led by former CM Neiphiu Rio.[7][8]

ScheduleEdit

The dates of the election were announced on 18 January 2018.[9]

Event Date Day
Date for nominations 31 Jan 2018 Wednesday
Last date for filing nominations 7 Feb 2018 Wednesday
Date for scrutiny of nominations 8 Feb 2018 Thursday
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 12 Feb 2018 Monday
Date of poll 27 Feb 2018 Tuesday
Date of counting 3 Mar 2018 Saturday
Date before which the election shall be completed 5 Mar 2018 Monday

Exit pollsEdit

Polling firm Date published
NDPP+ NPF INC Others
JanKiBaat-NewsX[10] 27 January 2018 27-32 20-25 0-2 5-7
CVoter[10] 27 January 2018 25-31 19-25 0-4 6-10

ResultEdit

9 parties registered to contest the election, as well as a further 11 independent candidates. Lok Sabha MP and former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party was declared elected uncontested in the Northern Angami II constituency after no other candidate was nominated against him.[11]

Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Candidates Won +/−
Nagaland People's Front (NPF) 389,912 38.8 58 26  12
NDPP (NDPP) 253,090 25.2 40 18  18
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 153,864 15.3 20 12  11
National People's Party (NPP) 69,506 6.9 25 2  2
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 45,089 4.5 13 1  
Independents (IND) 43,008 4.3 11 1  7
Indian National Congress (INC) 20,752 2.1 18 0  8
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 10,693 1.1 6 0  4
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 7,491 0.7 3 0  
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) 2,765 0.3 2 0  
None of the above (NOTA)
Total 100.00 196 60 ±0

Constituency-wise resultsEdit

AC No. Constituency Winner Runner-up Margin
Candidate Party Votes Candidate Party Votes
1 Dimapur-I H. Tovihoto Ayemi BJP 11721 Pukhavi Yepthomi NPF 5121 6600
2 Dimapur-II Moatoshi Longkumer NPF 21942 Supulebten NDPP 15003 6939
3 Dimapur-III Azheto Zhimomi NPF 13162 Tokheho NDPP 11024 2138
4 Ghaspani-1 N. Jacob Zhimomi BJP 23391 Z. Kasheto Yeptho Independent 20796 2595
5 Ghaspani-2 Zhaleo Rio NDPP 10939 Dr. Kevingulie Khro NPF 6023 4916
6 Tenning N. R. Zeliang NPF 7018 Namduadi Rangkau Zeliang NPF 6850 168
7 Peren T.R. Zeliang NPF 14064 Iherie Ndang NDPP 8632 5432
8 Western Angami Keneizhakho Nakhro NPF 6516 Er.Kevisekho Kruse NDPP 5822 694
9 Kohima Town Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire NDPP 12605 Dr. Tseilhoutuo Rhutso NPF 10233 2372
10 Northern Angami-I Khriehu Liezietsu NPF 7782 Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome NDPP 5266 2516
11 Northern Angami II Neiphiu Rio NDPP Unopposed
12 Tseminyu R. Khing NDPP 7925 Er. Levi Rengma NPP 7062 863
13 Pughoboto Y. Vikheho Swu NPF 6258 Dr. Sukhato A. Sema BJP 6188 70
14 Southern Angami I Vikho-O Yhoshu NDPP 5821 Medokul Sophie NPP 3739 2082
15 Southern Angami II Zale Neikha NDPP 7563 Er. Kropol Vitsu NPF 6792 771
16 Pfutsero Neiba Kronu NDPP 6228 Thenucho NPF 4914 1314
17 Chizami Kezhienyi Khalo NPF 6563 Kevechutso Doulo BJP 6160 403
18 Chazouba Chotisuh Sazo NPF 11432 Kudecho Khamo NDPP 10490 942
19 Phek Kuzholuzo Nienu NPF 11127 Kupota Khesoh NDPP 6196 4931
20 Meluri Yitachu NPF 7928 Z. Nyusietho Nyuthe NDPP 7854 74
21 Tuli Amenba Yaden NPF 3865 L. Temjen Jamir JD(U) 2979 886
22 Arkakong Imnatiba Jamir NPP 6307 Shri Nuklutoshi NPF 5514 793
23 Impur Dr. Imtiwapang Aier NPF 4852 T N Mannen NDPP 4790 62
24 Angetyongpang Tongpang Ozukum Independent 4607 Alemtemshi Jamir NDPP 3657 950
25 Mongoya Ngangshi K Ao NPF 6883 Alemtemshi Jamir NDPP 6535 348
26 Aonglenden Imtikümzük Longkümer NDPP 5206 Toshipokba NPF 5118 88
27 Mokokchung Town Metsubo Jamir NDPP 2964 C. Apok Jamir NPF 1960 1004
28 Koridang Imkong L. Imchen BJP 7525 T Chalukumba Ao NPP 7397 128
29 Jangpetkong Longrineken BJP 3615 E.T Sunup NPF 3339 276
30 Alongtaki Temjen Imma Along BJP 5981 Dr. Benjongliba Aier NPF 5895 86
31 Akuluto Kazheto Kinim BJP 4844 K Khekaho Assumi NPF 4109 735
32 Atoizu Picto NPF 7643 K. L. Chishi BJP 6805 838
33 Suruhoto H. Khehovi BJP 10860 Dr. Kaito Jakhalu NPF 2301 8559
34 Aghunato Pukhayi NDPP 6399 Hukiye N Tissica NPF 4978 1421
35 Aghunato K. Tokugha Sukhalu NDPP 9430 Hukavi Zhimomi NPF 6882 2548
36 Satakha G. Kaito Aye JD(U) 6431 Zheito Chophy NPF 3888 2543
37 Tyui Yanthungo Patton BJP 11709 Yankithung Yanthan NPF 8617 3092
38 Wokha Dr. Chumben Murry NPF 14870 Y. Mhonbemo Humtsoe JD(U) 6315 8555
39 Sanis Mhathung Yanthan NDPP 10548 Ramongo Lotha JD(U) 7556 2992
40 Bhandari Mmhonlumo Kikon BJP 11205 Achumbemo Kikon NPF 10893 312
41 Tizit P. Paiwang Konyak BJP 6981 Y. Wangto Konyak Independent 4595 2386
42 Wakching Y. M. Yolow NPF 7808 M. C. Konyak NDPP 6044 1764
43 Tapi Noke NDPP 4284 N. Aphoa Konyak JD(U) 3047 1237
44 Phomching Pohwang Konyak NDPP 6611 K. Konngam Konyak NPF 5979 632
45 Tehok C. L. John NPF 7463 Er C Kawang Konyak BJP 2907 4556
46 Mon Town N. Thongwang Konyak NPF 5429 Y. Mankhao Konyak NDPP 5401 28
47 Aboi Eshak Konyak NPF 6036 Awan Konyak NDPP 5131 905
48 Aboi E. E. Pangteang NPF 7684 K. Kiko Konyak NDPP 7536 148
49 Tamlu B. S. Nganlang NPF 6582 B. Phongshak Phom NDPP 5624 958
50 Longleng S. Pangnyu Phom BJP 9987 Y. B Angam Phom NPP 8981 1006
51 Noksen C. M. Chang NDPP 4436 W.Chingmak Chang NPF 3860 576
52 Longkhim Chare Muthingnyuba Sangtam NPF 9316 A. Imtilemba Sangtam BJP 7468 1848
53 Tuensang Sadar-1 Toyang Chang NPF 10087 T.Mongko Chang NDPP 6828 3259
54 Tuensang Sadar-2 Kejong Chang NPF 6204 H Zungkum Chang NCP 4405 1799
55 Tobu N. Bongkhao Konyak NDPP 9732 Naiba Konyak NPF 7991 1741
56 Noklak H. Haiying BJP 5643 P. Longon NPF 5638 5
57 Thonoknyu L. Khumo Khiamniungan NPP 8389 S.Heno Khiamniungan NPF 4345 4044
58 Shamator Chessore Toshi Wungtung NDPP 4311 R. Tohanba NPF 4004 307
59 Seyochung Sitimi V. Kashiho Sangtam BJP 9830 C Kipili Sangtam NPF 8668 1162
60 Pungro Kiphire T. Torechu NPF 8056 T. Yangseo Sangtam JD(U) 7583 473

Government FormationEdit

Neiphiu Rio is the leader of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party was sworn in the Chief Ministers of Nagaland on 8 March 2018. The ministry had 12 Cabinet ministers including the Chief Minister. 5 incumbents including the Chief Minister belong to the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, while 6 ministers including the Deputy Chief Minister belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party. 1 minister is an Independent MLA.[12][13][14][15][16] NPP party MLA's merge their party with Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Upcoming Elections in India". Retrieved 13 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Scroll Staff. "Former Nagaland Chief Minister KL Chishi, 12 other leaders join BJP". Retrieved 7 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Poll boycott no solution to Nagaland issue: Kiren Rijiju". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Nagaland Assembly polls: BJP to join hands with NDPP". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "'Had we gone it alone, we'd have won 20 seats': Nagaland BJP state president talks seat-sharing, dissent and defections - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 7 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/PN3_18012018.pdf
  10. ^ a b "Exit polls predict BJP may win Tripura, consolidate position in Meghalaya and Nagaland". Times of India. Retrieved 27 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "The list of all contesting candidates for 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election". The Naga Republic. Retrieved 19 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Ghose, Dipankar (9 March 2018). "Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio takes CM oath, cabinet moves to rename Indira stadium". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "All About Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland's Chief Minister For Fourth Term". NDTV. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland CM
  15. ^ Senior politician Neiphiu Rio back as Nagaland CM
  16. ^ Neiphiu Rio, a man born to rule
  17. ^ Two NPF legislators resign from Assembly

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