April 01, 2023
Neiphiu Rio took oath as Nagaland’s chief minister for the fifth time on March 7. He first served as chief minister in 2003 and is the longest-serving chief minister of Nagaland. He was born in 1950 in Kohima and graduated from Kohima College. He began his political career at a young age. In 1974, he became the president of the Kohima District United Democratic Front (UDF) Youth Wing and led a number of organisations before he assumed the role of chief minister. He was also the home minister of Nagaland from 1998 to 2002 while he was a member of the Indian National Congress.