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Zeliang Cannot Move No-Confidence Motion Against Shürhozelie: Yitachu

Zeliang Cannot Move No-Confidence Motion Against Shürhozelie: Yitachu
July 17
10:57 2017

TR Zeliang cannot move no-confidence motion against Nagaland Chief Minister Shürhozelie Liezietsu, this was stated by spokesperson of Nagaland government and state SCERT and school education minister Yitachu.

“TR Zeliang cannot move a no-confidence motion, because he belongs to the party which, the Chief minister, Shürhozelie heads, that is, the NPF Party. Therefore, constitutionally and legally Shürhozelie still enjoys absolute majority in the House,” said Yitachu, adding, “NPF alone have 47 members in the House of 60.”

He further revealed that no-confidence motion may put the NPF MLAs in a situation where they could face disqualification if they voted against the party whip.

Currently, Shürhozelie is the Leader of the house by virtue of being the chief minister, “Thus there is no vacancy for the chief minister’s post. Since the current dispensation was an opposition-less government.”

“This issue which could have been resolved in the party, being purely an NPF internal party problem, is now dragged to the governor and speaker office,” he asserted, adding, “The differences between Liezietsu and TR Zeliang, being members of the NPF, should be first decided in the party forum.”

Yitachu reminded that Shürhozelie was “forced to take over the CM’s office.

Mentioning, that people yearned for peace, development and progress, the minister has called upon the leaders not go against the wishes of the people and try to resort to unconstitutional means, but settle differences in party forum through reconciliation. “We should carry forward the constitutional obligations mandated by the people to the DAN coalition.”


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