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NPF tussle: Zeliang and Rio clip wings of Liezietsu

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2017 1:22 am

Minority Wing and Central Women Wing shift allegiance

Members of the NPF Central Women Wing with Chief Minister TR Zeliang after the meeting in the latter’s office at Civil Secretariat, Kohima on Thursday.

Dimapur, August 17 (EMN): The NPF party led by the Chief Minister TR Zeliang and their recently elected president Neiphiu Rio today clipped the wings of the opponent camp led by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu when two sections of the party organisation pledged their support to the government led by TR Zeliang and the NPF party led by Rio.
“Chief Minister, TR Zeliang today welcomed the initiative of NPF Minority Wing and NPF Central Women Wing in extending their full support to the present Government under the leadership of TR Zeliang and the NPF Party under the leadership of Neiphiu Rio,” stated a press release from media cell of the chief minister.
The press release stated that the NPF Minority Wing comprising of 25 NPF representatives was led by Mohendro Thaosen, Working President of NPF Central Minority; Suresh Paira, President of NPF Dimapur Division Minority; Raju Pradhan, President of NPF Dimapur III A/C Minority while the NPF Central Women Wing comprising of 8 NPF Women representatives was led by its president Atsole Wazah and Convenor of NPF Legal Cell, Liangsi.
While interacting with the NPF representatives after at his official chamber at Civil Secretariat, Zeliang expressed his gratefulness stating that their support “during this crucial period” was highly appreciated.
Zeliang also reiterated that the voice of the majority always prevails in a democracy and expressed his gratefulness that it was the voice of the majority MLAs that had made him the chief minister.
The chief minister also stated his displeasure on the “alteration of the NPF Constitution”. He said that it was not within the power of any individual to make changes, without the prior approval of the “Central Executive Council (CEC) at a General Party Convention”.
“Changing the Constitution of the NPF Party and creating law and order problem after being politically and legally defeated is uncalled for”, he further stated.
The chief minister also called upon all the rank and file of the NPF party to “uphold the true spirit of the Party”, and he also expressed confidence that the NPF party would soon be restored back to its “deserving position as aspired by the majority.”

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2017 1:22:38 am