BJP's Y Patton likely to get deputy CM post in Nagaland

Live: Nagaland Assembly election results

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 15 seats while its ally the BJP in six.

12 ministers from NDPP, BJP and JD (U) would likely to induct in the Rio-led new government.

"So, Mr T R Zeliang should respect the democratic norms and resign", Sarma told reporters in Kohima.On Sunday, Zeliang was given 48 hours by Governor P B Acharya to submit a letter of support from BJP chief Amit Shah to his Naga People's Front (NPF). JD (U) and an independent have won from the remaining two seats. Out of the 20, BJP, for the first time in the state, won 12 seats, making it a strong contender to be a part of the government, unlike in 2013 when it bagged just one seat.

The correction on Sunday gives the PDA an edge as the alliance on Saturday had added the support of an Independent, and the lone victor from the Janata Dal (United), which had inked an alliance deal with the NPF and the National People's Party (NPP) ahead of the counting day.

Earlier, Zeliang had refused to resign, hoping to persuade the BJP leadership to back NPF instead of Rio's Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).

Kohima: The BPP-NDPP alliance is leading in 21 seats while the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) in 16, as per trends available for 44 constituencies for the Nagaland Assembly, Election Commission sources said on Saturday.

The BJP is also looking to form coalition government in Meghalaya in the face of a hung assembly. "Therefore, it is our humble appeal to your good-self to look into the matter and intervene immediately in the interest of Nagaland in particular and the whole of Northeast at large", the letter said.

"But later NDPP candidate Namri Nchang was declared victor after recounting of votes without the presence of NPF polling agents and the candidate".

"The BJP has been working with the agenda of development and will continue to do so in Nagaland too", he said.

The NPF, which was in government with the BJP for 15 years, has only 26 seats that can not reach up to the majority level, however, seeks an alliance with BJP.

Zeliang had met the Nagaland governor at Raj Bhawan in Kohima and submitted his resignation letter along with all council of ministers.

With regard to the settlement of the Naga political issue, Sarma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi already expressed about bringing a solution to the Naga issue while campaigning in Nagaland.

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