New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on his birthday and praised him for working tirelessly for the growth of his state. ‘Birthday greetings to Nagaland’s hardworking CM, Mr Neiphiu Rio. One of the senior most leaders from the Northeast, he has been working tirelessly for the growth of Nagaland. Praying for his long and healthy life,’ Mr Modi said in his tweet.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also wished Mr Neiphiu on his birthday. ‘Warm birthday wishes to CM of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio Ji. He is assiduously working for the development of the state and welfare of the people. May he be blessed with good health and long life,’ Mr Singh said in his tweet.
Mr Rio, born on this day in 1950, has also served as Chief Minister for three separate terms — 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14 — making him the only Nagaland Chief Minister to have served three consecutive terms.