Kohima, Sep 18 | Leaders of political parties in Nagaland on Saturday decided to rename the opposition-less government in the state as United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Government spokeswoman Niba Kronu said the nomenclature was unanimously approved at a joint consultation meeting of legislators here.
The opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) was inducted into the state government on 16 August by the ruling coalition of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), BJP and independent legislators. UDA was earlier known as Nagaland United Government.
In the 60-member Nagaland Assembly, one seat is lying vacant due to the recent death of a ruling NDPP MLA. NDPP has 20 MLAs, BJP-12, NPF25 and Independents 2. Kronu also said that Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the Convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), will visit Dimapur along with new negotiator AK Mishra on September 21 for peace talks with Naga interlocutors and other stakeholders. . .
The Isaac-Muivah-led Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim or NSCN(IM) has been in talks with the central government to bring about lasting peace in Nagaland since 1997 and the two sides signed a framework agreement in August 2015.
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