Shurhozelie Liezietsu

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Chief Minister of Nagaland
In office
22 February 2017[1] – 19 July 2017
Preceded by T. R. Zeliang
Succeeded by T. R. Zeliang
Personal details
Born (1936-11-20) 20 November 1936 (age 81)
Political party NPF

Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu (born 1936) is an Indian politician from Nagaland in northeast India who served as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland from 22 February 2017 to 19 July 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 NDP and presently Nagaland People's Front). He is one of the most decorated educationists in Angami language literature.[6]


Political offices
Preceded by
T. R. Zeliang
Chief Minister of Nagaland
22 February 2017 – 19 July 2017
Succeeded by
T. R. Zeliang