Shurhozelie Liezietsu

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu
11th Chief Minister of Nagaland
In office
22 February 2017[1] – 19 July 2017
Preceded byT. R. Zeliang
Succeeded byT. R. Zeliang
Personal details
Born (1936-11-20) 20 November 1936 (age 82)
Political partyNPF

Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu (born 20 November 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]


  1. ^ "Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM". Times of India.
  2. ^ The Morung Express, breaking news - NPF declares list of 53 names
  3. ^ Shurhozelie elected leader, to be Nagaland CM
  4. ^ Election Commission of India: Statistical Report on General Election, 2003 to the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland Archived 2005-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Imkong replies to Shurhozelie's "ism" charges :: Kangla Online
  6. ^ Pressure on Rio to rethink portfolios
Political offices
Preceded by
T. R. Zeliang
Chief Minister of Nagaland
22 February 2017 – 19 July 2017
Succeeded by
T. R. Zeliang