KOHIMA: NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio took oath as the chief minister of Nagaland for the fourth term. The 72-year-old politician was administered the oath of secrecy by Governor La Ganesan.
Honoured and humbled to be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland in the presence of the Hon'ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi ji, Hon'ble @HMOIndia Shri @AmitShah ji, Shri @JPNadda and other dignitaries and well-wishers in attendance. pic.twitter.com/XDWeWFj6lq
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) March 7, 2023
T R Zeliang and Y Patton were sworn-in as the deputy chief ministers of the state, while other members of the Rio cabinet also took oath.
State BJP chief Temjen Imna Along, widely popular on social media across the country for his sense of humour, and Salhoutuonuo Kruse, one of the two women elected to Nagaland assembly for the first time, were among those who were sworn-in as members of the council of ministers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president J P Nadda and Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma were among those present on the occasion.
Congratulations to @Neiphiu_Rio for taking oath as the CM of Nagaland today & his team of ministers. Under your experienced leadership & PM @narendramodi Ji’s dynamic vision, Nagaland will continue to be a beacon of development and growth. Wishing everyone a fruitful tenure. pic.twitter.com/e6a0lhSgjK
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) March 7, 2023
Rio will lead an all-party oppositionless government, even as the NDPP-BJP alliance secured 37 seats in the 60-member House in the recent assembly polls in the northeastern state.
All other parties in the state have extended their letters of support to the Rio-led alliance.
Source: Press Trust of India