KOHIMA: Nagaland has officially become a state without an opposition party from Saturday after a unanimous agreement on the nomenclature of the new all-party alliance. The newly formed no opposition government will be known as the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Taking to Twitter Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said, "The nomenclature of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) for the Opposition-less Government in Nagaland has been unanimously resolved by the legislators and Party leaders of the @NDPPofficial, @BJP4Nagaland, NPF and Independent MLAs."
The three-party opposition-less government's nomenclature was approved today at an all MLAs meeting in Kohima at State Banquet Hall.
All MLAs and leaders of the ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Party Naga People’s Front (NPF) along with two Independent MLAs were present in the crucial meeting in Kohima
The ruling coalition where BJP is also a partner had inducted prime opposition NPF on August 16 last. It was then called the Nagaland United Government.
In the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly, NPF is the single largest party with 25 members followed by the NDPP with 20 and the BJP with 12 while 2 MLAs are Independents. After the death of an MLA, the assembly has a strength of 59 members at this moment.
NPF leaders so far have not made it clear whether they will participate in the ministry council or not.