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Nagaland names its three party oppositionless govt as UDA

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KOHIMA: Nagaland has named its three-party opposition less government as United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

The nomenclature was approved today at an all MLAs meeting here at State Banquet Hall.

In the meeting 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.

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The ruling coalition 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.

The BJP used to be the ally of the NPF, still a coalition in Manipur, before choosing the NDPP as its partner ahead of the 2018 Nagaland polls.

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