Congress, DAN claim to form next Govt in Nagaland
On the eve of counting of votes on Saturday, Congress and NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) on Friday exuded confidence, with both claiming they would muster a working majority to form the next government in the state.
CLP Leader I Imkong told newsmen that Congress was hopeful of winning a simple majority and forming the government but in the event of a fractured mandate, the party would seek support from NCP, RJD and Independents.
On the other hand, exuding confidence that the four-party DAN would clinch majority with NPF emerging as the single largest party, former chief minister Neiphiu Rio said that it would seek support from like-minded parties and Independents in case the alliance failed to reach the magic figure of 31 in the 60 member house.
Counting of votes will be taken up on Saturday in 12 centres across the state for which elaborate arrangements have been made by the authorities.