The Nagaland Congress merged with the National People’s Party (NPP) led by Tura Lok Sabha MP Conrad Sangma at the NPP office in Dimapur on Monday.
Before the merger, the Nagaland Congress had put four conditions for consideration of the NPP.
In a statement, the party leadership said before the formal merger is announced, the NPP should declare that it is in pre-poll alliance with the NPP.
The Nagaland Congress also demanded that the NPP should issue tickets to six of its members.
Other demands of the Nagaland Congress were that its president should be accommodated as the NPP convenor or president-cum-election committee chairman and the posts of working president and other eight office-bearers of the party should be finalized by the NPP and accommodated in the party with their designations remaining the same as were in the Nagaland Congress.
Meanwhile, even as different political parties have started issuing tickets to their candidates no candidate filed nomination till Monday, the fifth day of filing nominations for the February 27 State Assembly elections.
The last date of filing nominations is February 7.
It is likely that the candidates will start filing nominations from Tuesday.