Only 18 of the 38 NPF legislators elected as legislators in the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections in 2013 are contesting on NPF tickets. Of the remaining 20, four are contesting as BJP candidates, 10 as NDPP and one each as JDU and NPP candidates.

The other three legislators are not seeking re-election and one seat is vacant after the demise of Kiyanelie Peseyie.

According to the Association for Democratic Reforms' (ADR) Nagaland Election Watch report, 53 candidates out of the 60 are seeking re-election to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

Of the 53 MLAs, 29 belong to NPF, 9 to BJP, 11 to NDPP, 3 to NPP and 1 to JDU.

Of the 86 first timers, 13 are contesting as NPF, 16 as NDPP, 8 as BJP, 12 as INC, 5 as NCP, 7 as JDU, 14 NPP, 2 as AAP, 1 as LJSP and 8 as Independent candidates.

According to the affidavits filed by the candidates, ADR's Nagaland Election Watch report said the average assets of re-contesting MLAs in 2013 amounted to Rs 3.06 crore while the average assets in 2018 were Rs 4.31 crore.

The average growth in assets of re-contesting MLAs from 2013 to 2018 is Rs 1.24 crore, an increase by 41 per cent.

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