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Nagaland (Lok Sabha constituency)

Existence  1967–present
Elected Year  2014
Member of parliament  Neiphiu Rio
State  Nagaland
Female electors  582,458
Current MP  Neiphiu Rio
Total Electors  1,182,948
Party  Naga People's Front
Male electors  600,490
Nagaland (Lok Sabha constituency)
Most Successful Party  Indian National Congress (5 times)
Assembly Constituencies  Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, and Zunheboto
Last election  Indian general election, 2014
Assembly segments  Chazouba, Tizit, Mon Town, Tapi, Dimapur-I

Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) in the Northeastern state of Nagaland. It participated in its first general election in 1967 and its first member of parliament (MP) was S. C. Jamir of the Nagaland Nationalist Organisation who was elected unopposed. In 1969, the Twenty-third Amendment of the Constitution of India discontinued the reservation of the seat to Scheduled Tribes. In the 1971 election, A. Kevichusa of the United Front of Nagaland party defeated Jamir. Rano M. Shaiza of the United Democratic Front was elected in the 1977 election.

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In the 1980 election, independent candidate, Chingwang was elected. Chingwang joined the Indian National Congress (INC) for the next election in 1984 and held his seat. Shikino Sam of the INC won the 1989 election. From 1991–98, Imchalemba was the MP of this constituency firstly as a member of the Nagaland Peoples Council and then as a member of the INC. From 1998–2004, K. Asungba Sangtam of the INC represented this constituency. Since 2004, this constituency has been represented by a member of the Nagaland Peoples Front. W. Wangyuh Konyak was the MP from 2004–09. C. M. Chang won the seat in 2009. As of the 2014 election, the current MP is Neiphiu Rio.

General election 1967

In its first election, Nagaland Nationalist Organisation candidate, S. C. Jamir was elected unopposed and represented the constituency in the 4th Lok Sabha.

General election 1971

A. Kevichusa of the United Front of Nagaland won the election and represented the constituency in the 5th Lok Sabha.

General election 1977

Rano M. Shaiza of the United Democratic Front party won the seat and represented the constituency in the 6th Lok Sabha.

General election 1980

Independent candidate, Chingwang won the election and represented the constituency in the 7th Lok Sabha.

General election 1984

Chingwang joined the INC, held the seat and represented the constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha.

General election 1989

Shikino Sam of the INC represented the constituency in the 9th Lok Sabha.

General election 1991

Imchalemba of the Nagaland Peoples Council represented the constituency in the 10th Lok Sabha.

General election 1996

Imchalemba joined the INC, held the seat and represented the constituency in the 11th Lok Sabha.

General election 1998

K. Asungba Sangtam of the INC represented the constituency in the 12th Lok Sabha.

General election 1999

Sangtam of the INC held the seat and represented the constituency in the 13th Lok Sabha.

General election 2004

W. Wangyuh Konyak of the Nagaland Peoples Front represented the constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha.

General election 2009

C. M. Chang of the Nagaland Peoples Front represented the constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha.

General election 2014

Neiphiu Rio of the Nagaland Peoples Front represents the constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha.

References

Nagaland (Lok Sabha constituency) Wikipedia


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