The key political players in Nagaland state in North-eastern part of India are currently the ruling party Naga People’s Front, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress and these major political parties had generated various strong hold political leaders in Nagaland who had played an immensely important role in formation of the new state and smooth efficient functioning of the state administration.
Shilu Ao: – Shilu had an important post in negotiations leading to the creation of Nagaland. Ao has served as the first Chief Minister of Nagaland until 1966. He was one of the most famous political leaders in Nagaland. Ao had a vital role played in persuading the Indian Government and Lok Sabha accepting Nagaland’s statehood, and had also faced several criticisms for his actions.
Hokishe Sema: – Sema has served as the head of the state of Nagaland i.e. he has served as the Chief Minister of the state for four times. Sema has also served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. One of the most popular and one of the top 10 political leaders of Nagaland, Sema had a vital contribution in the drafting committee of Naga People’s Convention.
S.C Jamir: – His tenure as the Chief Minister of Nagaland is considered to be one of the longest, as he has served as the Chief Minister of the state of Nagaland for five times .He stands as one of the most famous political leader of Nagaland. He was one of the signatories of the 16th Point Agreement which initiated the creation of Nagaland. Jamir is also considered to be the architects of modern Nagaland.
Neiphiu Rio: – Neiphiu is currently serving as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. In the past he has served as the Chief Minister of the state for three separate terms. He is the only political leader in Nagaland who has served the office of the Head of the state for three consecutive terms. One of the most famous political leaders in Nagaland, Neiphiu represents Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party.
T.R Zeliang: – Zeliang has served as the Chief Minister of Nagaland twice. He certainly falls in the top 10 famous political leaders in Nagaland. He represented Nagaland People’s Front as the political party in Nagaland.