Nagaland Political Crisis: Uncertainty Prevails Over Selection Of New Chief Minister

Chief Minister T R Zeliang (ANI)

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Nagaland and its political situation as various speculations emerge on choosing a leader of the Naga People's Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government. In the latest development, former chief minister and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament 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, that 45 legislators have now elected Rio as their new leader of the NPF legislature party, and he is set to replace Zeliang.

In the 60-member assembly, the ruling DAN comprises 48 NPF legislators, including suspended legislator Imkong Imchen, four of Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs and eight Independents. Sources said that the BJP would continue to be part of the new government led by Rio.

The political situation in the state has been boiling ever since the Nagaland Tribal Action Committee began their agitation demanding the resignation of the chief minister.

With Inputs From ANI.

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