Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. This is Rio’s fourth term as head of the northeastern state.
Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old Rio, who is heading a People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) coalition.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yanthungo Patton was made the Deputy Chief Minister.
The PDA includes 18 members from NDPP, 12 from BJP, one from the Janata Dal-United and an Independent in the 60-member Nagaland Assembly.
Rio previously held the office in 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14, making him the only Chief Minister of Nagaland to have served three consecutive terms.