TR Zeliang seeks to disqualify 10 NPF legislators for absence from emergency state Assembly session

Kohima: Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang has filed a composite disqualification petition to the state Assembly speaker against ten NPF legislators.

File image of Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang. Courtesy: nagaland.gov.in

File image of Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang. Courtesy: nagaland.gov.in

In the petition filed on Friday, Zeliang pleaded that 10 NPF MLAs be declared as disqualified under paragraph 2(1)(b) of the tenth schedule as they absented themselves from the 19 July emergency session of the Assembly, violating the whip of the party.

Zeliang stated that the ten NPF legislators were fully aware of the sitting of the House as proper communication were made to them.

Zeliang was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 19 July after 47 MLAs, including 36 NPF legislators, rebelled against incumbent Shurhozelie Liezietsu.

Zeliang won the trust vote on 21 July. The ten NPF legislators are Kiyanilie Peseyie, Y Vikheho Swu, Chotisuh Sazo, Kuzholuzo Nienu, Yitachu, CL John, Thonwang Konyak, P Longon, R Tohanba and Torechu.


Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 14:43 PM

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