TR Zeliang seeks vote of confidence

In the wake of a rebellion within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), Chief Minister T R Zeliang today sought a “vote of confidence” in the state Assembly.

Zeliang claimed that he enjoys the support of the majority in the House and in order to settle claims in the appropriate democratic forum, “I wish a vote of confidence on my government in the Legislative Assembly.”

He requested the governor to take necessary steps to summon a special session of the Assembly.

“A situation wherein confusion has been created by some member of the NPF legislators who are urging the Chief Minister to step down without any proof of majority in the Legislative Assembly,” Zeliang said in a letter submitted to Governor P B Acharya, a copy of which was made available to the media.

“Such a situation is affecting the normal functioning of the government,” he said.