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Guv yet to take decision on special assembly session

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By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2015 12:45 am
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Principal Correspondent
Kohima, January 18

With barely a day left, Nagaland Governor, P B Acharya is yet to take any decision on the recommendation of the State Cabinet led by TR Zeliang for a special session of the State Assembly on January 20. Official sources confirmed that the Governor, who was leaving for Mumbai on Saturday immediately changed his plan and returned to Kohima on Sunday. However, the reason behind such an emergency return of the Governor could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo told this correspondent over phone that the State Cabinet’s recommendation for summoning of the Assembly was received on January 15 by the Assembly Secretariat and forwarded to the Governor for necessary action.
He also said that the Governor is yet to give approval for the same. Nonetheless, the Governor can summon the session on any other date, besides the recommended date of the Cabinet.
Nonetheless, there has not been any official communication from the Raj Bhavan for the special session of the Assembly.
It may be recalled that the special session following the division within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) with 22 of its MLAs supporting the leadership of G. Kaito Aye demanded immediate removal of TR Zeliang led ministry.
The NPF Party led by Noke Wangnao and its Legislature Party under Kaito has been demanding that under the democratic norms TR Zeliang has lost the support of the majority of the NPF legislators and that he should be immediately removed for installation of the new popular government.
However, TR Zeliang on January 9 had requested the Governor to call for a special session of Assembly to prove his majority. Subsequently, on January 15, the State Cabinet recommended holding of special session on January 20

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By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2015 12:45:55 am