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JD(U) MLA joins ruling NDPP in Nagaland

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The lone JD(U) MLA in Nagaland joined the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) here on Monday.

JD(U) MLA and Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation, G Kaito Aye along with his supporters and some other leaders joined the NDPP in the presence of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

Confirming the chairman of North East Executive Council of JD(U) and also the Convenor of Nagaland unit of the party, Senchumo NSN Lotha said that the party is aware of its legislator joining the ruling NDPP.

Nonetheless, he said that the party would respond to the development only after in-depth consideration.

With the JD(U) MLA joining the NDPP, the strength of NDPP in the 60-member state Assembly has gone up to 21 while its alliance partner BJP has 12 MLAs. An Independent legislators also supports the NDPP-BJP alliance government.

The Opposition NPF has 26 MLAs.

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First Published: Mon, June 24 2019. 20:40 IST