Guwahati: Nagaland’s opposition less government will be called the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government. Earlier it was christened as Nagaland United Government.
On Saturday, a meeting of the legislators and party leaders of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), BJP and Naga People’s Front (NPF), including two Independent MLAs, unanimously resolved to adopt the nomenclature of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for the opposition less government in Nagaland.
In a joint statement issued by Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, deputy chief minister Y Patton, NPF Legislature Party leader TR Zeliang, NDPP president Chingwang Konyak, NPF secretary general Achumbenmo Kikon, BJP president Temjen Imna Along and Independent MLA Tongpang Ozukum, it was said that the House unanimously resolved to reiterate the joint resolution between the three parties.
The NDPP and BJP, which have been a part of the pre-poll alliance formed the government after securing a majority in the 2018 Assembly elections and the NPF, sat in the Opposition bench.
In Nagaland’s 60-member Assembly NDPP has 20 MLAs, BJP 12, NPF 25, besides two Independent legislators. One seat is lying vacant following the death of NDPP MLA Toshi Wungtung.