NPF has strength of 4 law makers in the legislative assembly however BJP is dependent on support of NPF in the 60-member assembly.
While BJP is the ruling party in Nagaland, it is highly dependent on the Naga People Front to stay in the power. Recently NPF has announced its decision to leave the government after the state elections which is supposed to be held on February 27, 2018. This declaration was made by the President of the party, Marung Makunga.
BJP has just 21 members out of total 60 members in the assembly. Therefore BJP is dependent on allies to stay in the power.
Makunga also expressed his grief on the comment of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. The CM has asked the NPF members to join BJP and Makunga said that he was not able to understand whether Mr Biren Singh was in a mood to joke or mock while passing this statement.
This decision can bring an end to the present government. The High Court of the state is supposed to provide a verdict on the petitions received against the appointment of 12 secretaries in the Parliament; the decision will be made on March 13, 2018.
After this announcement, as per the Congress state president T N Haokip, the 8 party members who have joined BJP might need to return to Congress or will be disqualified, that is, their political career might face issues. He also informed that the party has already submitted petitions to the governor Najma Heltulla and the speaker of the assembly, Y Khemchand for this.
On the other hand, the NPF leaders informed that though Chief Minister of Nagaland had informed that lump sum amount has been invested for the development of the hilly regions of Nagaland, no considerable work has been done in this regards and he is upset about it.