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MLAs of Nagaland’s ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) had been camping since July 8 in the wake of a power struggle between chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his predecessor TR Zeliang.
The Modi government failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
Incessant rains continued to pound the Northeastern states, affecting several lakh people particularly in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
The 25-year-old victim, Anwar Hussain, was thrashed and stripped by the mob at Lal Ganesh area for allegedly teasing a girl.
Former Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang was today appointed as Finance Advisor to the state government in the rank of a cabinet minister.
Liezietsu, who is a scholar and a founder member of NPF, will head the DAN government with BJP as its constituent.
He was elected head of NPF legislature party after CM Zeliang resigned bowing to the demands of protesting tribal groups opposed to his move to hold civic polls with 33 per cent reservation for women.
He began his political career as a member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1969 from northern Angami-I under Kohima district, and has served the office eight times.
The Zeliang government had gone ahead with elections to civic bodies with 33 per cent reservation of seats for women.
In the latest development, former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio is reportedly in the offing to replace Chief Minister T R Zeliang.
Tamil Nadu-like drama in Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio to be next chief minister, MLAs taken to Kaziranga resort
Sources attributed the development to the BJP, which is an ally of the NPF in the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland.
This development came a day after some tribal organisations asked NPF MLAs to resign by Friday or face a boycott by people in next year’s Assembly elections.
The tribes have been enforcing an indefinite statewide lockdown this week but on Tuesday they decided to exempt students sitting in the board exams.
Zeliang is locked in a conflict with some influential tribal organisations over his government’s decision to hold urban local bodies’ elections.
The tribes decided to launch a statewide bandh starting Monday and spoke of the prospect of president’s rule in the state.