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PDA will redraw Nagaland's all-inclusive roadmap for development: Rio

IANS  |  Kohima 

Newly sworn-in on Thursday said the People's (PDA) coalition government will redraw a new roadmap of progressive development in

"We have committed in our manifesto that we will remove VIP culture from We will ensure that the citizens of the state are the real VIPs," Rio said after he took oath as for the fourth time.

The includes 18 members from (NDPP), 12 from BJP, one from the Janata Dal-United and an Independent in the 60-member state assembly.

"Our alliance has come to power on the back of a campaign that promised change," he said.

Promising good governance, rule of transparency and commitment to bring about a culture of meritocracy, Rio said: "We will redraw a new roadmap of progressive development in a manner that is all inclusive and involves all stakeholders."

The promised the Chief Ministers of (Sarbananda Sonowal), (Pema Khandu), (N. Biren Singh) and (Conrad Sangma) the fullest cooperation of his government to work together under a spirit of unity and understanding in the greater interest of the people.

On the ongoing Naga peace dialogue, the said the alliance remained committed to its promise of facilitating the peace process.

"We will make every effort to contribute towards achievement of an that is inclusive and acceptable to the people as early as possible.

"We will extend our fullest cooperation to the Centre under in our collective endeavour to bring lasting peace and all round development in Nagaland," he added.

He expressed hope that both the treasury and opposition would work together in a constructive manner in order to bring about economic growth and all round development.

While congratulating all ranks and files of the NDPP and BJP, he said: "Our campaign has remained dignified, responsible and mature and we can say with pride that we have strengthened the foundations of democracy with our conduct."

"We are humbled by our victory and the People's Democratic Alliance, which includes the JDU, the NPP and the Independent, promise that we will not allow any vote cast in our favour to go in vain.

"We will bring change, we will work for all sections and we will leave no one behind," the stated.

"We are honoured to have Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman," Rio said, on the day, which was also celebrated as "International Women's Day" and added that his party "NDPP stands for women empowerment and gender equality".

The NDPP-BJP, which stitched a pre-poll alliance and contested in 40 and 20 assembly seats, respectively, formed the after the election results were declared on March 3.

The tribal-centric NPP, which won two seats in Nagaland, withdrew its support to the coalition saying they were yet to obtain endorsement from its

The won 27 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

On Monday, the BJP announced it had severed its 15-year-old alliance with the



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 17:38 IST