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Nagaland Legislative Assembly and its Constituencies



Nagaland Legislative Assembly

  • As a result of the 16 point agreement signed between the Naga People’s Convention and the Government of India, Naga Hills Tuensang Area (NHTA) became a full-fledged State of Nagaland on 1st December 1963.  Nagaland was the 16th State to be formed under India Union.
  • Nagaland Legislative Assembly is a unicameral legislature.

A unicameral legislature consists of only one chamber or legislative house.

Legislative assembly of a state in India is also known as ‘Vidhan Sabha’.

Whereas, the Parliament of India is a bicameral legislature with two houses: the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People).

  • There is no nominated member in the House, all the members are elected representatives from various constituencies of Nagaland on the basis of adult franchise from single-seat constituencies.
  • The Members of legislative Assembly are the elected representatives from the constituencies in Nagaland.
  • The normal tenure of the House is five years unless dissolved sooner.
  • The speaker presides over the proceedings of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
  • Nagaland Legislative Assembly is in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.

First Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election

  • The first general elections to the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly was held in January 1964 and thereafter, Nagaland Legislative Assembly was formed on 11 February 1964.
  • There were only 40 constituencies during the first election in 1964. (Source: Election Result 1964 – NLA)
  • Result of the first Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election in 1964:
    1.Nationalist Party: Won- 26 (13 Elected Uncontested)
    2.Democratic Party: Won – 2 (1 Elected Uncontested)
    3.Independent 2
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    Total = 40
  • Total No.of Electorates during the first Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election in 1964: 1,24,231 (Source: Election Result 1964 – NLA)

No. of Constituencies under Nagaland Legislative Assembly

  • There were only 40 constituencies during the first election in 1964. (Source: Election Result 1964 – NLA)
  • After Statehood, Special provisions were, however, made for the then Tuensang District, under which the District would have a Regional Council for a period of Ten years with the Deputy Commissioner as Chairman. The Regional Council also nominated tribal representatives to be the members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
  • It was only in 1973, at the end of the ten-year period that the Regional Council was abolished and the people of Tuensang district began to exercise their voting rights to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections along with the rest of the state starting from 1974.
  • In 1974, the strength of the Legislative assembly was increased to 60 members.

Total number of seats or constituencies per district of Nagaland

Each constituency is a single seat to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. District-wise number of constituencies in Nagaland is as given below:

S.No District No. of Seats
1 DIMAPUR 5
2 KIPHIRE 2
3 KOHIMA 7
4 LONGLENG 2
5 MOKOKCHUNG 10 (highest)
6 MON 9
7 PEREN 2
8 PHEK 5
9 TUENSANG 7
10 WOKHA 4
11 ZUNHEBOTO 6
12 PUGHOBOTO* 1
Total 60

*NOTE: PUGHOBOTO: Pugboboto is not actually a district but is a sub-division under Zunheboto district. However, for the purpose of elections, it is considered a separate district. So, under Zunheboto district, there are total 7 seats, if the special status of Pughoboto is ignored.

  • District with highest number of seats in Nagaland Legislative Assembly: Mokokchung (10 seats)
  • District with lowest number of seats in Nagaland Legislative Assembly: KIPHIRE,LONGLENG,PEREN with 2 seats each.

List of names of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Constituencies

S.NODISTRICTCONSTITUENCY
1DIMAPURGhaspani I
2DIMAPURDimapur I
3DIMAPURGhaspani II
4DIMAPURDimapur II
5DIMAPURDimapur III
6KIPHIRESEYOCHUNG SITIMI
7KIPHIREPungro Kiphire
8KOHIMANorthern Angami II
9KOHIMANorthern Angami I
10KOHIMAKohima Town
11KOHIMASouthern Angami II
12KOHIMAWestern Angami
13KOHIMASouthern Angami I
14KOHIMATseminyu
15LONGLENGTamlu
16LONGLENGLongleng
17MOKOKCHUNGImpur
18MOKOKCHUNGAlongtaki
19MOKOKCHUNGAonglenden
20MOKOKCHUNGMokokchung Town
21MOKOKCHUNGArkakong
22MOKOKCHUNGKoridang
23MOKOKCHUNGTuli
24MOKOKCHUNGAngetyongpang
25MOKOKCHUNGJangpetkong
26MOKOKCHUNGMonguya
27MONWakching
28MONAboi
29MONMoka
30MONTobu
31MONTapi
32MONTizit
33MONPhomching
34MONMon Town
35MONTehok
36PERENPeren
37PERENTenning
38PHEKChazouba
39PHEKPhek
40PHEKPfutsero
41PHEKMeluri
42PHEKChizami
43TUENSANGTuensang Sadar I
44TUENSANGTuensang Sadar II
45TUENSANGNoksen
46TUENSANGShamator Chessore
47TUENSANGNoklak
48TUENSANGThonoknyu
49TUENSANGLongkhim Chare
50WOKHAWokha Town
51WOKHABhandari
52WOKHATyui
53WOKHASanis
54ZUNHEBOTOSuruhuto
55ZUNHEBOTOAtoizu
56ZUNHEBOTOAkuluto
57ZUNHEBOTOAghunato
58ZUNHEBOTOZunheboto
59ZUNHEBOTOSatakha
60PUGHOBOTO*Pughoboto

For Nagaland Assembly Elections 2018 result, click this link.

Names of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Constituencies on Map

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Source: http://ceonagaland.nic.in/ac-map

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