Naga People's Front
|Naga People's Front|
|Chairperson||Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu|
|Leader in Lok Sabha||C M Chang|
|Alliance||National Democratic Alliance|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in Legislative Assembly|
|Politics of India
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The Naga People's Front is a regional political party in Nagaland and Manipur, India. It headed the Nagaland government with the Bharatiya Janata Party, as part of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland since 2003. Dr. Shürhozelie is the president of the party. The main leader of the NPF, Neiphiu Rio, is the state's Chief Minister. On March 22, 2004 the NPF absorbed the Nagaland Democratic Party.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the Naga Peoples Front are:
(a)To work and assist in any possible manner on any approach for a peaceful solution of the Indo-Naga political issue, keeping alive at the same time the fire of relentless endeavour to stand against any force to further divide the Nagas and thereby move towards a renaissance of Naga brotherhood by making constant appeal to Naga conscience.
(b) To strive to bring about electoral reforms suited to our way of life aimed at a national resurgence in the society towards whom the Party is duty bound and thereby to liberate the Naga society from tiie deadly clutches of degeneration.
(c) To work for unity and integrity of the people by integrating all contiguous Naga inhabited areas under one administrative roof and also to provide protection to all the ethnic groups who are indigenous inhabitants of the State.
(d) To restore the good name and clean image which the Nagas enjoyed in the past by taking the fight against all forms of corruption at all levels of Government.
(e) To restore to the people the self-discipline and the spirit of self-reliance which the Nagas had in abundance in the past but which have been seriously eroded in the recent past.
(f) To work for economic advancement of the people with special emphasis on rural development with a view to removing economic disparity in the society.
(g) To strive for a clean and efficient administration.
(h) To strictly abide by the Rule of Law in the dispensation of Justice.
In Nagaland, both the ruling Naga Peoples Front and the opposition part, UPA supported Pranab Mukherjee during the Presidential election in 2012. Mr. Mukherjee held a meeting with Neiphiu Rio and DAN legislators in Dimapur where NPF leaders formally endorsed their support. Mr. Mukherjee won the election on July 19, 2012. When Nagaland Post asked the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio if the support extended to the presidential candidate was also “issue based” as NPF led DAN was supporting the UPA government at the centre on the same line, the Chief Minister said that his party was supporting the UPA and hence it was the right perspective that the DAN legislators also support UPA’s presidential nominee. NPF's main opposition in the legislative assembly is the Indian National Congress party.
35 MLAs from the 60 member Nagaland Legislative Assembly are from NPF. The opposition, Congress, is represented by 18 MLAs and the rest of the assembly consists of 7 independent MLAs.