The Naga People's Front (NPF) today started four-day long sit-in-protest outside Raj Bhavan here demanding immediate recall of Governor P B Acharya and also dismissal of T R Zeliang government. A few hundred volunteers along with NPF legislators and party Central leaders joined the dharna spearheaded by NPF Central Youth Wing.
The protest would continue till August 14. They have also put up banners, which read, "Restore the Constitution of India", "Dismiss unconstitutional government of T R Zeliang" and "Recall the Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya immediately". The present imbroglio within NPF Party started following a dissident move against Liezietsu government by 36 NPF MLAs led by T R Zeliang on July 8 last. The Governor had dismissed the Liezietsu government for failing to turn up for the Vote of Confidence in the Assembly on July 19 last and appointed Zeliang as the new Chief Minister, who proved his majority in the House on July 21. Addressing the protestors outside Raj Bhavan today, MLA Yitachu said if the Government of India does not want to implement the Constitution of India then Nagas should be left alone. Expressing anguish over the absence of the Governor in the state, he alleged that Acharya is always out of station when any issue arises in Nagaland. Nagas want a Governor who knows the Constitution of India, loves and protects Nagas and functions his office according to the Constitution, he said. NPF Central Working president, Huska Yepthomi alleged Acharya is responsible for break down of the Constitution in Nagaland and therefore he has not moral right to remain in the state but be recalled.
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