Nagaland Govt crisis: Governor demands CM to prove majority by July 15

Nagas Losing Faith in NPF Neiphiu Rio

Nagas Losing Faith in NPF Neiphiu Rio

Meanwhile, the 41 NPF and Independent MLAs who have been camping in a resort in Kaziranga National Park could not return to Kohima yesterday in view of the unprecedented floods that had inundated more than 75 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park area. I have all the party with me. They can't claim govt from Assam. "Therefore, on behalf of the DAN legislators and as the Chairman DAN, I sincerely apologise to all the sections of the people for the on-going political disturbances".

In the statement issued tonight, the MLAs appealed to the people of Nagaland to "kindly bear with us as we are actively processing the formation of a popular government at the earliest".

The Gauhati High Court has stayed till Monday Nagaland Governor PB Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to seek a trust vote in the Assembly by today. In his petition, Liezietsu argued that the governor's directive was "ex facie unconstitutional, illegal, arbitrary and violative of the basic features of the Constitution".

In a letter addressed to the chief minister late on Thursday night, the governor said that Liezietsu did not deny the claims of TR Zeliang that he enjoys the support of 44 MLAs in a house of 59.

Acharya is also of the opinion that the CM should call for an emergency session of the Assembly to prove the majority on the House floor as early as possible, as he thinks that Liezietsu has lost the support of the majority of the people. He described Shurhozelie as nominated by the DAN legislature party, but that it was T. R. Zeliang who was the actual leader of the House from among the elected members. On the otherhand, the JCC has maintained (as on July 11) that the state government while it has constituted a Judicial Inquiry Commission, the Commission is was still to start its inquiry, the government has yet to revoke the November 24, 2016 Assembly Resolution and that the Nagaland Municipal Act 2001 be amended suitably in consultation with all "stakeholders".

At present, Nagaland assembly has an effective strength of 59.

Zeliang claims he has the support of 43 MLAs, comprising 36 NPF legislators and seven independents.

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