BJP, new ally NDPP near finishing mark in Nagaland

National | March 3, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

New Delhi, March 3: The BJP-NDPP alliance is leading in 32 seats while the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF+) is at 24, as per trends available for 60 out 60 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly. 

Chief Minister T R Zeliang of the NPF is leading over his nearest NDPP rival Iherie Ndang by over 4500 votes from Peren constituency. 

NDPP chief and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio has already been declared uncontested from Northern Angamai-II seat. The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 13 seats while its ally the BJP in five.

The National People's Party (NPP) and the Janata Dal (United) are leading in one seat each, the sources said. Voting for the 59 seats in the 60-member Assembly was held on February 27. 


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