1. Nagaland crisis: Ex CM TR Zeliang stakes claim to form government, claims support of 41 out of 59 MLAs

Nagaland crisis: Ex CM TR Zeliang stakes claim to form government, claims support of 41 out of 59 MLAs

In fresh political turmoil in Nagaland, former state chief minister T R Zeliang has staked claim to form the government.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2017 5:23 PM
TR Zeliang, Nagaland, Naga People’s Front, DAN Government, Shurhozelie Liezietsu In his letter, Zeliang urged the governor to invite him to form a new Naga People’s Front (NPF)-led DAN government. (PTI)

In fresh political turmoil in Nagaland, former state chief minister T R Zeliang has staked claim to form the government, PTI said. In a letter to Governor P B Acharya, Zeliang claimed he had the support of 41 out of the 59 MLAs, including seven MLAs, after most of ruling NPF MLAs rebelled against incumbent Shurhozelie Liezietsu. The former chief minister in his letter said claimed that a meeting of the Legislature Party of the NPF was held on on June 4, Theyain which 34 party MLAs out of the total 47, supported him and urged him to stake claim to form a new government. They also urged Liezietsu to step down as the chief minister.

In his letter, Zeliang urged the governor to invite him to form a new Naga People’s Front (NPF)-led DAN government in in the state. The MLAs who have supported Zeliang have been camping at a resort in Kaziranga in Assam where they held a meeting , NPF sources told the agency. As per them, as many as 33 MLAs were in Zeliang’s camp, while 11 each were in Liezietsu and Lok Sabha MP and former chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s camps. The rest of MLAs are maintaining neutrality. Liezietsu too has come out with a statement, saying  he was upset with “disturbing developments”, which he said, was “affecting the normal functioning of the government”.

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The development has come at a time,when the chief minister is gearing up for the July 29 by-election from the Northern Angami-I assembly seat, which was vacated by his son  Khriehu Liezietsu, to enable his father contest from the seat. Liezietsu had succeeded Zeliang earlier this year after a protest against holding of election to the urban local bodies with 33 percent reservation for women, the PTI report said further.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:52 am
    This development and other developments across the country near about August-September with epicenter in Delhi covering financial or trading scams in which some politicians are alleged to be key players are corresponding to this Vedic astrology writer's predictions in article " 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February- March and August-September" issued widely to Indian news media last year in October -November 2016. While saying that financial or trading scams during the said period with Delhi as epicenter could be in big news , it was also said : " Some political leaders may be unwell or may break- away or probably face some consequence of wrong-doing allegedly done in past". There is another political happening these days in July 2017 in the country. A political group in Nagaland Assembly is reported to have shifted loyalty while ex CM is staking claim for leadership.
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