Nagaland: NDPP MLA Sharingain Longkumer elected unopposed as Nagaland Speaker
Sharingain Longkumer, MLA from the Aonglenden constituency, was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Monday. He was the only candidate who filed his nomination for the post and was declared elected by Protem Speaker Mhathung Yanthan.
Longkumer is a politician belonging to the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which is part of the ruling NDPP-BJP alliance in Nagaland. He was elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from Aonglenden in a by-election in 2019 after his predecessor Imtikumzuk Longkumer passed away. He had also served as the Deputy Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 2013 to 2018 and as the speaker of the 13th Nagaland Assembly.
Longkumer was born to late I. Nungshizenba Longkumer of Ungma village, Mokokchung district, in 1981. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Hindu College, Delhi in 2004 and later obtained an LLB degree from Delhi University in 2010. He is married to Smt. Sentirenla Jamir and they have two daughters.
Longkumer thanked all the members of the House for electing him as the Speaker and assured them that he would discharge his duties impartially and uphold the dignity and decorum of the House. He also sought their cooperation and support to conduct smooth House proceedings.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio congratulated Longkumer on his election and expressed confidence that he would perform his role fairly and efficiently. He tweets, ‘I congratulate all the Hon’ble Members of the 14th NLA on taking oath. Let us work together with sincerity to set a new paradigm of development according to the aspirations of the people. I also congratulate Mr. Sharingain Longkumer on being elected as Speaker of the 14th NLA.’
I congratulate all the Hon'ble Members of the 14th NLA on taking oath.— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) March 20, 2023
Let us work together with sincerity to set a new paradigm of development according to the aspirations of the people. I also congratulate
Mr. Sharingain Longkumer on being elected as Speaker of the 14th NLA. pic.twitter.com/cUsuDS487G
The NDPP-BJP alliance won the election by bagging 37 seats together, crossing the majority mark of 31 seats. The NDPP won 25 seats and the BJP won 12 seats. The Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio retained his seat from Northern Angami – II constituency.