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Nagaland crisis, Governor requests CM to prove majority

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Kohima, July 14, 2017: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya has once again requested Chief Minister of Nagaland, Dr Shurhozuelie Lieziesu to positively prove his majority on the floor of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on or before July 15. 

In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister the Governor stated that reply of Chief Minister wherein he refused to summon an Emergent Session of the Twelfth Nagaland Legislative Assembly did not seem justified. Governor Acharya stated that the Chief Minister did not refute the claims of Shri TR Zeliang that he enjoys the support of 44 MLAs in a house of 59. 

The Governor said that the question was not of ‘this issue’ being an internal party matter of NPF but whether the Chief Minister enjoyed the support of the majority of the members of the House or not.

The Governor further mentioned that from the material available to him it prima facie appeared that the Chief Minister had lost the support of the majority of the Members of the House and therefore requested the Chief Minister to call for Emergent Session of the Twelfth Nagaland Legislative Assembly to prove his majority on the floor of the House as early as possible.

The Governor was also of the view that as far as the By Election was concerned, it was for only one constituency and therefore by no stretch of imagination it can be presumed that because of this the Council of Ministers cannot recommend the summoning of a special session of the State Assembly.