Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is a regional political party in the Indian state of Nagaland. Chingwang Konyak is the president of NDPP.[1] The symbol of the party is a globe.

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
AbbreviationNDPP
PresidentChingwang Konyak
SecretaryAbu Metha
Lok Sabha leaderTokheho Yepthomi
FounderNeiphiu Rio
Founded17 May 2017 (3 years ago) (2017-05-17)
Preceded byDemocratic Progressive Party
HeadquartersH/No:155 (1), Ward No.4, Chümoukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland, India - 797103
IdeologyRegionalism
ColoursWhite, Red, Black
SloganFacta non verba
ECI StatusState Party
AllianceNDA (2018-present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Nagaland Legislative Assembly
20 / 60
Website
https://ndpp.co.in/

The NDPP was formed by Naga People's Front rebels who supported former Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, and split to form the Democratic Progressive Party.[2][3] In October 2017, the DPP changed its name to 'Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party'.

In January 2018, former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio joined the party after the Naga People's Front broke its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party for 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election.[4] The NDPP is now in alliance with the BJP.[5] Within the same month, 10 NPF MLAs quit the party and began negotiations with the NDPP.[6]

In the 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, the NDPP won 18 seats with 2,53,090 votes and 25.20% vote share. They then came to power in a coalition with the BJP.

On 22 September 2018, Imtikümzük Longkümer, NDPP Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly from Aonglenden constituency, died.[7]

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