The NPF emerged the single-largest party with 27 seats, the NDPP has 17, BJP 12, Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) 2, JD(U) 1, and one independent - 37-year-old Tongpang Ozukum who defeated the working president of the NDPP and former Chief Secretary Alemtamshi Jamir.
The campaigns by both political parties, the Congress and the BJP, seemed particularly vitriolic. Voters wondered what the Congress had done for Meghalaya, despite being in power for eight years, but then asked themselves what the alternatives were.
The decision was taken at a meeting called by the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Organisations and Civil Societies (CCNTOCS), and attended by representatives of the 11 parties including the BJP, Congress, JD(U) and 7 Naga Nationalist Political Groups (NNPGs).
"We are not anti-India or anti-constitutional process. But once election is allowed to proceed it will revive hostilities, polarise the (insurgent) groups, and that would have negative impact on political negotiations," NTC secretary Theja Therieh.
In the backdrop of the cry for ‘Solution before Election’, political uncertainty grips Nagaland as Naga Hoho has decided not to allow elections to take place even as political parties prepare for D-day