TR Zeliang sworn-in as Nagaland CM, to prove majority by July 22
Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Wednesday appointed T R Zeliang, leader of the rebel NPF MLAs, as the state's Chief Minister and asked him to prove majority in the Assembly by July 22.
Zeliang was administered the oath of office at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Kohima.
Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu failed to turn up for the floor test in Assembly following which the House was adjourned sine die.
Liezietsu is facing a rebellion from his party MLAs which prompted Governor Acharya to direct Speaker Imtiwapang to conduct a floor test.
The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday dismissed Liezietsu's plea to stay the governor's directive to him to seek a trust vote.
Liezietsu is facing rebellion by 43 ruling Naga Peoples Front MLAs led by former chief minister TR Zeliang in a 59 member Assembly.
Zeliang, who 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, had staked claim to form the government saying he had majority support in the House.