Shurhozelie Liezietsu

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Chief Minister of Nagaland
Assumed office
22 February 2017[1]
Personal details
Born (1936-11-20) 20 November 1936 (age 80)
Political party NPF

Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu (born 1936) is an Indian politician from Nagaland in northeast India who has been Chief Minister of Nagaland since 2017. He is the president of Nagaland People's Front.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

In 2003 he was elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly as the Nagaland People's Front candidate in the constituency Northern Angami-I (ST). After the election, he was appointed as Minister for Urban Development.[4][5]

He retained his constituency in the 2008 election, and was then appointed as Minister for Urban Development for a second time with an additional portfolio of Higher and Technical Education.

He voluntarily did not contest the 2013 State Assembly election and remained as Chairman of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland with cabinet status and allowed his son Khriehu Liezietsu to successfully contest the election. Khriehu Liezietsu was later inducted as Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports and Music Task Force.

He is also one of the founding members of the first regional party in Nagaland (UDF, later NNDP and presently Nagaland People's Front). He is one of the most decorated educationists in Angami language literature.[6]