TR Zeliang has been appointed as the new chief minister of Nagaland by the Governor, PB Acharya. He will take oath as new chief minister of Nagaland, at 3 pm on Wednesday.
Earlier today, former chief minister, Shurhozelie Liezietsu failed to appear for face a floor test at a special session of the state assembly after the Gauhati High Court on Tuesday dismissed his plea to stay the Governor’s directive to him to seek a trust vote.
Mr. Liezietsu, who is facing a rebellion in his Naga People’s Front Party, had been ordered by Governor PB Acharya to face a floor test after his petition challenging it was rejected by the Gauhati High Court yesterday.
However, T R Zeliang, leader of the rebel NPF MLAs, was present in the House along with his followers. He received support from the BJP, which partners the Naga People’s Front in the government.
The previous chief minister was forced out of office in February following large-scale protests over holding of urban local bodies election with 33 per cent reservation for women, had staked claim to form the government saying he had majority support in the House.