Two days after a dissident group within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) withdrew support to Nagaland CM T R Zeliang and projected industries minister G Kaito Aye as their leader, NPF president Shurhozelie Leizeitsu said the dissidents had “hijacked” some MLAs, but Zeliang’s government would survive.
“I am sure Zeliang will continue to remain CM despite a section of our legislators trying to dislodge him. He will survive in the event of the governor calling for a trial of strength,” Leizeitsu said Thursday.
The NPF chief, however, alleged that the dissidents had “hijacked” some legislators who were actually with the CM. “They want to disturb the government. But I strongly feel nothing will happen,” he said.