Wangpang Konyak takes oath as advisor
KOHIMA — Newly-elected member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Wangpang Konyak, took oath as advisor to the Government of Nagaland (GoN), on January 24.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio administered the oath.
“Took oath as Advisor to the Government of Nagaland. Immensely grateful to God as I embark on this journey,” Konyak wrote on X.
He also extended “heartfelt thanks” to CM Rio, NDPP leader Chingwang Konyak and the public of 43-Tapi AC for giving him an “opportunity to serve Nagaland.”
Earlier, the Cabinet Secretariat in a notification, dated Jan. 22, stated that the “arrangement would help utilise the vast and practical experience of the Member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly for the benefit of the public at large.”
“The advisor will render their advice on matters that are referred to them by the concerned departments for their views/ suggestions before the issue is put up to the concerned Minister in charge for decision,”, the notification stated.
It may be mentioned that Wangpang Konyak, who contested on an NDPP ticket, won the 43-Tapi assembly constituency by-poll held in November 2023, which was necessitated following the demise of then-sitting NDPP legislator and veteran politician Noke Wangnao.