Nagaland Government Revises Parliamentary Panel Central Committee on Naga Political Question

Dimapur: The Nagaland government has revised the central committee of the Parliamentary Commission on the Naga Political Question with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as the convener with immediate effect, Chief Secretary J Alam said in a notification on Monday.

Alam said the committee was revised in partial modification of the June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021 notifications.

Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Chairman TR Zeliang are co-conveners of the committee while Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu is its member secretary.

The committee also has 22 members, including Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi and Rajya Sabha member S Phangnon Konyak.

The other members of the committee are 12 lawmakers from the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), five from the BJP, four from the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and one independent.

In another development, the state government has appointed a new leader of the NPF legislative party, Kuzholuzo Nienu, as UDA co-chairman with the rank and status of minister with immediate effect, the secretary said in Chief Alam in another notification.

A day after 21 MPs from his party, including Zeliang, joined the NDPP on April 29, NPF Chairman Shurhozelie Leizietsu said his party would remain a member of the UDA and demanded that, in line with his earlier agreement with the alliance, a ministerial seat and the presidency of UDA must be followed.

After the formation of the UDA multi-party government last year, NPF Legislative Party leader Zeliang was appointed UDA chairman and NPF MP YM Yollo was inducted as minister.

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