associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

TR Zeliang will face trust vote tomorrow to prove majority in Nagaland Assembly

Kohima: TR Zeliang, who was reappointed chief minister of Nagaland amid Wednesday's high drama, is ready to face the floor test on Friday to prove his majority in the state Assembly.

Zeliang will move the Vote of Confidence in the Assembly as an MLA of the Naga People's Front, though he has been expelled from the party for six years, a spokesperson of Zeliang's group Tokheho Yeptho said.

"As per the Tenth Schedule amendment of 2006, an elected member of any party can be declared unattached in the Assembly even though he is expelled by the party," Yeptho, an MLA, said.

File image of TR Zeliang. Courtesy: PIB

File image of TR Zeliang. Courtesy: PIB

He also expressed confidence that with the support of 36 NPF MLAs, seven Independents, and four BJP MLAs, which takes the number to 47 in the House of 60, Zeliang is sure of commanding a majority.

Zeliang took over the mantle after incumbent chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu was dismissed by Governor PB Acharya, capping a rebellion in the ruling NPF he had spearheaded.

The Governor directed Zeliang to prove his majority in the Assembly by 22 July and the chief minister agreed to do so by Friday.

Zeliang was appointed chief minister for the second time under the third term of the NPF-led DAN government. He was compelled to step down as chief minister in February in the face of massive protest against his government for conducting elections to urban local bodies with 33 percent reservation for women.

Meanwhile, MLA Yitachu, spokesperson for legislators backing Liezietsu, told PTI that 11 MLAs would be attending
Friday's trust vote under an NPF whip.

He affirmed that it was the apex body of the party which would issue the whip and not the legislature party.


Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017 18:36 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See