Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has been chosen as the candidate of Democratic Alliance of Nagaland's for the lone Lok Sabha seat of the state.
DAN comprises Naga People's Front (NPF), BJP and JD(U). Briefing mediapersons after a closed door meeting of the DAN Coordination Committee meeting held at NPF central office here today, DANCC chairman Shurhozolie Liezietsu said DAN partners have unanimously decided to accept Rio as the consensus candidate.
He said following the approval of the NPF Working Committee to clear the candidature of Rio yesterday, the DAN Coordination Committee today held the final sitting endorsing the recommendation of the NPFWC.
“The DAN partners - NPF, BJP and JD(U) are of the same opinion that Rio will be the right candidate to go to Delhi and represent the Naga people,” said Shurhozelie, who is also the president of the regional party.