Nagaland (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Coordinates: 25°40′N 94°07′E / 25.67°N 94.12°E / 25.67; 94.12

Nagaland
India Nagaland locator map.svg
Location of Nagaland in India
Existence 1967–present
Current MP Neiphiu Rio
Party Nagaland Peoples Front
Elected Year 2014
State Nagaland
Total Electors 1,182,948[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (5 times)
Assembly Constituencies Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, and Zunheboto[2]

Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) in the Northeastern state of Nagaland. It participated in its first general election in 1967 and its first member of parliament (MP) was S. C. Jamir of the Nagaland Nationalist Organisation who was elected unopposed.[3] In 1969, the Twenty-third Amendment of the Constitution of India discontinued the reservation of the seat to Scheduled Tribes.[4] In the 1971 election, A. Kevichusa of the United Front of Nagaland party defeated Jamir. Rano M. Shaiza of the United Democratic Front was elected in the 1977 election.

In the 1980 election, independent candidate, Chingwang was elected. Chingwang joined the Indian National Congress (INC) for the next election in 1984 and held his seat. Shikino Sam of the INC won the 1989 election. From 1991–98, Imchalemba was the MP of this constituency firstly as a member of the Nagaland Peoples Council and then as a member of the INC. From 1998–2004, K. Asungba Sangtam of the INC represented this constituency. Since 2004, this constituency has been represented by a member of the Nagaland Peoples Front. W. Wangyuh Konyak was the MP from 2004–09. C. M. Chang won the seat in 2009. As of the 2014 election, the current MP is Neiphiu Rio.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1967 S. C. Jamir Nagaland Nationalist Organisation[5]
1971 A. Kevichusa United Front of Nagaland[6]
1977 Rano M. Shaiza United Democratic Front[7]
1980 Chingwang Independent[8]
1984 Chingwang Indian National Congress[9]
1989 Shikiho Sema Indian National Congress[10]
1991 Imchalemba Nagaland Peoples Council[11]
1996 Imchalemba Indian National Congress[12]
1998 K. Asungba Sangtam Indian National Congress[13]
1999 K. Asungba Sangtam Indian National Congress[14]
2004 W. Wangyuh Konyak Nagaland People's Front[15]
2009 C. M. Chang Nagaland People's Front[16]
2014 Neiphiu Rio Nagaland People's Front[17]

Election results[edit]

General election 1967[edit]

In its first election, Nagaland Nationalist Organisation candidate, S. C. Jamir was elected unopposed and represented the constituency in the 4th Lok Sabha.[3][5]

General election 1971[edit]

A. Kevichusa of the United Front of Nagaland won the election and represented the constituency in the 5th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1971: Nagaland[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Front of Nagaland A. Kevichusa 89,514 60.47 N/A
Nagaland Nationalist Organisation S. C. Jamir 58,511 39.53 N/A
Margin of victory 31,003 20.94 N/A
Turnout 148,125 53.77 N/A

General election 1977[edit]

Rano M. Shaiza of the United Democratic Front party won the seat and represented the constituency in the 6th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1977: Nagaland[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Democratic Front Rano M. Shaiza 124,627 51.68 N/A
INC Hokishe Sema 116,527 48.32 N/A
Margin of victory 8,100 3.36 -17.58
Turnout 250,016 52.83 -0.94
UDF gain from United Front of Nagaland

General election 1980[edit]

Independent candidate, Chingwang won the election and represented the constituency in the 7th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1980: Nagaland[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Chingwang 145,969 51.01 N/A
United Democratic Front Rano M. Shaiza 140,210 48.99 -2.69
Margin of victory 5,759 2.02 -1.34
Turnout 294,009 63.90 +11.07
Independent gain from UDF

General election 1984[edit]

Chingwang joined the INC, held the seat and represented the constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1984: Nagaland[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Chingwang 251,101 64.64 N/A
Naga National Democratic Party Chalie Kevichusa 113,919 29.33 N/A
Independent Huskha 23,444 6.04 N/A
Margin of victory 137,182 35.31 +33.29
Turnout 394,820 66.46 +2.56
INC gain from Independent Swing

General election 1989[edit]

Shikino Sam of the INC represented the constituency in the 9th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1989: Nagaland[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Shikiho Sema 363,071 60.29 -4.35
Nagaland Peoples Council Vizol 239,124 39.71 N/A
Margin of victory 123,947 20.58 -14.73
Turnout 607,429 74.71 +8.25
INC hold Swing

General election 1991[edit]

Imchalemba of the Nagaland Peoples Council represented the constituency in the 10th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1991: Nagaland[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nagaland Peoples Council Imchalemba 328,015 52.67 +12.96
INC Shikiho Sema 276,161 44.34 -15.95
BJP Pius Lotha 18,655 3.00 N/A
Margin of victory 51,854 8.33 -12.25
Turnout 628,015 77.07 +2.36

General election 1996[edit]

Imchalemba joined the INC, held the seat and represented the constituency in the 11th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1996: Nagaland[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Imchalemba 472,102 62.31 +17.97
Independent Khekiho 274,699 36.26 N/A
Independent Roland 10,825 1.43 N/A
Margin of victory 197,403 26.05 +17.72
Turnout 772,402 88.32 +11.25
INC gain from Nagaland Peoples Council

General election 1998[edit]

K. Asungba Sangtam of the INC represented the constituency in the 12th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1998: Nagaland[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. Asungba Sangtam 344,223 86.70 +24.39
Lok Shakti Akhei Achumi 52,785 13.30 N/A
Margin of victory 291,438 73.40 +47.35
Turnout 420,714 45.41 -42.91
INC hold Swing

General election 1999[edit]

Sangtam of the INC held the seat and represented the constituency in the 13th Lok Sabha.

Indian general election, 1999: Nagaland[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. Asungba Sangtam 516,119 71.18 -15.52
Independent Shurhozelie 162,521 22.42 N/A
BJP Neikhaho 37,156 5.12 N/A
Lok Shakti Akhei Achumi 5,763 0.79 -12.51
Independent Roland 3,486 0.48 N/A
Margin of victory 353,598 48.76 -24.64
Turnout 728,843 76.25 +30.84
INC hold Swing

General election 2004[edit]

W. Wangyuh Konyak of the Nagaland Peoples Front represented the constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha.

General election 2004: Nagaland[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
NPF W. Wangyuh Konyak 698,128 73.12 N/A
INC K. Asungba Sangtam 246,109 25.78 -45.40
JD(S) Akhei Achumi 5,149 0.54 N/A
Independent Nyimthungo 3,687 0.39 N/A
Independent Dr. Rilanthung 1,646 0.17 N/A
Margin of victory 452,019 47.34 -1.42
Turnout 954,719 91.77 +15.52
NPF gain from INC Swing

General election 2009[edit]

C. M. Chang of the Nagaland Peoples Front represented the constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha.

General election 2009: Nagaland[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
NPF C. M. Chang 832,224 69.96 -3.16
INC K. Asungba Sangtam 349,203 29.35 +3.57
Trinamool Congress Dr. Rilanthung Odyuo 8,153 0.69 N/A
Margin of victory 483,021 40.61 +6.73
Turnout 1,189,601 90.01 -1.76
NPF hold Swing

General election 2014[edit]

Neiphiu Rio of the Nagaland Peoples Front represents the constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha.

General Election, 2014: Nagaland[1][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
NPF Neiphiu Rio 713,372 68.67 -1.29
INC K.V. Pusa 313,147 30.14 +0.79
SP Akhei Achumi 9,695 0.93 N/A
NOTA None of the above 2,696 0.26 N/A
Margin of victory 400,225 38.52 -2.09
Turnout 1,038,910 87.82 -2.19
NPF hold Swing -1.29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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