Congress fails to seize opportunity created by Citizenship Amendment Bill as BJP fights back to retain grip on North East
BJP has set an ambitious target of winning more than 20 seats out of 25 for the North East Democratic Alliance.
The Congress said it was confident of retaining power in Meghalaya, and winning in Nagaland and Tripura as poll dates for the three northeastern states were announced on Thursday.
Though 22 MLAs revolted against his leadership, Zeliang acquired support from the remaining 38 MLAs from various parties by appealing to form an opposition-less government, and his government was saved from a fall.
TR Zeliang was sworn in as the chief minister of Nagaland on Wednesday, however, soon after the ceremony the NPF expelled the rebel leader from the party
TR Zeliang was appointed the new chief minister of Nagaland by Governor PB Acharya after Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly for the floor test on Wednesday.
Nagaland political crisis: Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu says no split in NPF despite tensions
Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday claimed that there was no split in the ruling Nagaland People's Front (NPF) despite the leadership crisis.
The Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi said the government and the NSCN-IM are inching closer to a solution to the Naga insurgency problem
The declared goal of this newly formed alliance is to bridge the development gap between the region and the rest of the country and instill awareness that a secure North East will ensure national security.
When Sarbananda Sonowal took over as the Chief Minister of Assam, speculation was rife in Kohima that a change was imminent in Nagaland politics.
In the last elections in the state in 2008, the NPF had secured 26 seats, while the Congress managed 23.