Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland chief minister after ex-CM Liezietsu fails to show up for floor test
Chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu did not show up for the floor test Photograph: (DNA)
TR Zeliang was today sworn in as the new chief minister of Nagaland at the Darbar hall in Raj Bhavan.
Nagaland governor PB Acharya invited former chief minister TR Zeliang to be sworn in as chief minister after embattled chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his supporters failed to turn up in the Assembly to face the floor test.
The governor has asked Zeliang to prove his majority on or before 22 July.
The governor had on July 11 and July 13 directed ex-chief minister Liezietsu, who was facing rebellion by 43 ruling Naga Peoples Front MLAs led by Zeliang demanding change of leadership in the present House of 59, to seek vote of confidence on or before July 15 but Liezietsu failed to show up at the Assembly today.
Nagaland's new chief minister Zeliang 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.