Nagaland Legislative Assembly

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Legislative Assembly of Nagaland
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
C Sazo, NPF
since Mar 15, 2013
Deputy Speaker
Levi Rengma, Independent
since Jul 17, 2013
Chief Minister
T. R. ZeliangNPF
since 24 May 2014
Leader of Opposition
Tokheho YepthomiINC
since 2013
Structure
Seats 60
Political groups
NPF (38)
BJP (4)
JD(U) (1)
INC (8)
Independent (8)
NCP (1)
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
23 February 2013
Meeting place
Nagaland Legislative Assembly Hall
Website
Nagaland

Nagaland Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Nagaland. Nagaland became a state of India on 1 December 1963 and after elections in January, 1964, the first Nagaland Legislative Assembly was formed on 11 February 1964. In 1974, the strength of the Legislative assembly was increased to the present strength of 60 members.[1]

There is no nominated member in the House, all the members are elected on the basis of adult franchise from single-seat constituencies. The normal tenure of the House is five years unless dissolved sooner. The seat of the House is Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. The current speaker is Kiyanilie Peseyie.[2]

On 18 Jun 2014, 3 NCP MLAs defected to the BJP, leaving only one NCP MLA remaining in the assembly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagaland legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in.
  2. ^ "Peseyie voted Naga Speaker". The Telegraph. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  3. ^ 3 NCP MLAs in Nagaland join BJP, Xavier Rutsa

Further reading[edit]

  • Murry, Khochamo Chonzamo (2007). Naga Legislative Assembly and its Speakers, New Delhi: Mittal Publications, ISBN 81-8324-126-3

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