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Rio resigns from Lok Sabha

 NEW DELHI, Feb 28 - Three-time Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, who was recently elected unopposed in Nagaland Assembly elections, has resigned from his Lok Sabha seat.

The resignation of 67-year-old Rio has been accepted by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

“Neiphiu Rio, an elected member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland parliamentary constituency, has resigned his seat in Lok Sabha and his resignation has been accepted by Speaker with effect from February 22,” an official notification said.

He was declared winner from Northern Angami-II Assembly seat in Kohima district earlier this month after his rival withdrew his nomination. – PTI

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