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Rio elected DAN leader

Neiphiu Rio was unanimously elected leader of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland which will stake claim to form government.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2003 16:57 IST

Neiphiu Rio was on Wednesday unanimously elected leader of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland which will stake claim to form government.

Rio was earlier elected leader of the NPF legislature party.

The NPF is the major constituent of the five-party conglomeration after the national democratic movement with five mlas was today formally inducted into the alliance.

Rio told reporters that the NDM will take part in the government. In the 60- member assembly, dan has now 38 MLAs in its fold, including four independents.

NPF is the leading DAN constituent having 19 seats followed by seven of BJP.

First Published: Mar 05, 2003 16:57 IST