Nagaland: Political uncertainty prevail over selection of new Chief Minister

Kohima (Nagaland) [India], Feb. 19 : Cloud of uncertainty hangs in Nagaland over the political situation with diverse speculations on choosing a leader of the Naga People's Front (NPF) led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government.

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.

On Thursday, at least 34 NPF legislators had chosen its Party President Shurhozelie Liezietsu to replace Zeliang.

AIR correspondent reports, however, now 45 legislators have elected Rio as their new leader of the NPF legislature party, who is going to replace Zeliang.

In the 60-member assembly, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland comprises 48 NPF legislators, including suspended legislator Imkong Imchen, four of BJP MLAs and eight Independents.

Sources said that the BJP, which has four MLAs, would continue to be part of the new government led by Rio.

Political situation has been boiling ever since the Nagaland Tribal Action Committee began their agitation demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister.

Source: ANI