Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
PresidentChingwang Konyak[1]
SecretaryAbu Metha
Lok Sabha LeaderTokheho Yepthomi
FounderNeiphiu Rio
Founded17 May 2017 (6 years ago) (2017-05-17)
Split fromNaga People's Front
HeadquartersH/No:155 (1), Ward No.4, Chümoukedima, Nagaland, India - 797103
Youth wingNDPP Central Youth Organisation
Women's wingNDPP Women's Wing
  •   Red
  •   White
SloganFacta non verba
ECI StatusState Party
AllianceNDA (2018–present)
NEDA (2021–present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Nagaland Legislative Assembly
25 / 60
Election symbol
Party flag

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is a regional political party that currently governs the Indian state of Nagaland. Chingwang Konyak is the president of NDPP. The symbol of the party is a globe.

The NDPP was formed by Naga People's Front rebels who supported former Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio, and split to form the Democratic Progressive Party.[3][4]


The party was established as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in May 2017. In October 2017, the DPP changed its name to Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.

In January 2018, former Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio joined the party after the Naga People's Front broke its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election.[5] The NDPP then formed an alliance with the BJP for the election.[6] Within the same month, 10 NPF MLAs quit the party and began negotiations with the NDPP.[7]

In the 2018 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election, the NDPP won 18 seats with 253,090 votes and 25.20% vote share.[8] They then came to power in a coalition with the BJP, with Rio as chief minister.[9][10][11]

On April 29, 2022, 21 Naga People's Front Nagaland MLAs joined the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party increasing the number of NDPP MLAs to 42.

Electoral performance

Election Year Overall votes % of overall votes seats contested seats won +/- in seats +/- in vote share
Nagaland Legislative Assembly
253,090 25.2 40
18 / 60
Steady Steady
2023 3,68,848 32.22 40
25 / 60
Increase 7 Increase 7.02

Chief Minister

No[a] Portrait Name Constituency Term of office[12] Days in office Assembly


(9) Neiphiu Rio Northern Angami II 8 March 2018 7 March 2023 5 years, 340 days 13th

(2018 election)

North East Democratic Alliance
7 March 2023 Incumbent 14th

(2023 election)

See also


  1. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.


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  3. ^ "New Nagaland party formed". Hindustan Times. 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Nagaland's 2nd regional political party named as Democratic Progressive Party launches".
  5. ^ "Former Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio says he quit NPF after party severed ties with BJP, will join newly-floated NDPP". Firstpost. 19 January 2018.
  6. ^ "nagaland: Nagaland Assembly polls: BJP to join hands with NDPP | India News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "10 NPF MLAs resign from party, Assembly in poll-bound Nagaland". Press Trust of India. 30 January 2018 – via Business Standard.
  8. ^ "Nagaland General Legislative Election 2018". Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  9. ^ Ghose, Dipankar (9 March 2018). "Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio takes CM oath, cabinet moves to rename Indira stadium". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  10. ^ "All About Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland's Chief Minister For Fourth Term". NDTV. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Senior politician Neiphiu Rio back as Nagaland CM". India Today. P. T. I. 8 March 2018.
  12. ^ "General Information, Nagaland". Information & Public Relations department, Nagaland government. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2009.

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