GUWAHATI: Amid the leadership crisis in the ruling Nagaland People’s Front, Governor P B Acharya has asked Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to seek vote of self-assurance in the Assembly on or prior to July 15.5 months soon after the CM took charge, former Chief Minister TR Zeliang staked his claim to the government.Zeliang, claiming support of 41 of the 59 MLAs in the assembly, had on Sunday written to Acharya for inviting him to kind a new NPF-led DAN government at the earliest.
Shurhozelie Liezietsu, on the other hand, filed his nomination for the Northern Angami-I assembly constituency bypoll. The poll will be held on July 29 right after sitting MLA and Liezietsu’s son, Khriehu, vacated the seat to enable his father to grow to be a member of the assembly.
Liezietsu, president of the ruling Naga Peoples’ Front, was sworn in as a non-MLA CM in February after the then chief minister TR Zeliang stepped down following widespread public dissent in the state over the government’s selection to reserve seats for girls in urban nearby bodies election.
The nomination of Liezietsu as the party candidate for the bypoll is the prime cause for the current rebellion led by Zeliang. The rebels have accused Liezietsu of becoming autocratic and challenged his leadership. The word is that Liezietsu had assured to return Zeliang the CM’s chair following three months, which he did not do even soon after five months.
Liezietsu said that he had taken charge of the state for six months to stablise the predicament.
“I had offered Zeliang to take charge but he has rejected my supply,” Liezeitsu mentioned explaining why he is contesting the bypoll.”I am filing my nomination today. The political crisis is an internal matter of the Naga Peoples Front and will be solved by the party. This crisis has got nothing to do with governance,” Liezietsu told TOI more than telephone from Kohima this morning.He stated that crisis is nevertheless continuing and all the 33 rebel NPF MLAs are still camping at the resort at Kaziranga National Park
in neighbouring Assam.
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