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NPF agitation against Naga governor continues for the third

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The agitation by Naga People's Front(NPF), which is demanding ouster of Governor P B Acharya for allegedly creating a constitutional crisis by dismissing the Shurhozelie Liezietsu and installing the T R Zeliang government, continued for the third day today.

However, unlike the first two days when the NPF Central Youth wing volunteers along with legislators and party leaders outside the Raj Bhavan, today they protested in the form of a devotional service as the day is a Sunday and is a Christian state.

Liezietsu and his supporters NPF MLAs Thongwang Konyak, Yitachu and C L John and NPF Central general secretary Akho Leyri exhorted the party workers to remain loyal to the party.

"Money and muscle power may help them (dissidents led by Zeliang) may lead the for sometime, but the NPF Party will once again return to power as it is the backbone of Naga identity," John said.

The present imbroglio within NPF started following a dissident move against Liezietsu by 36 NPF MLAs led by Zeliang on July 8 last.

The governor had dismissed Liezietsu government for failing to turn up for the confidence vote in the assembly on July 19 and had appointed Zeliang as the new chief minister, who proved his majority in the house on July 21.

Meanwhile, sources confirmed that Governor Acharya, who had been out of station for few days returned to Kohima yesterday evening.

Tomorrow is the last day of the protest spearheaded by NPF Central Youth Wing.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 19:02 IST