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Court Judgement on floor test today

Correspondent Kohima, Jul 17 (NPN)
Published on 18 Jul. 2017 12:40 AM IST
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After hearing both counsels for Petitioner (chief minister of Nagaland Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsü) and the Respondent No.1( NLA Speaker) on July 17, the learned Judge Justice L.S. Jamir of the Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench, has reserved judgement and order till Tuesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.  Sr.Counsel of Supreme Court of India, Meenakshi Arora, appeared for the Petitioner Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsü while S.S. Dey Sr. Advocate appeared for the Respondent NLA Speaker.
Chief Minister Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsü told Nagaland Post that he was confident that the court would pass judgment on the merit of the case and in favour of his contention(s) as raised in his pliant.
Meanwhile, leader of the rebel group and former chief minister T.R. Zeliang told media persons that they will approach the Supreme Court in case of an unfavourable verdict. Zeliang said Dr. Shürhozelie should seek confidence vote to prove majority as he had done during the 2015 dissident crisis. He however maintained that the court verdict would favour holding of floor test. On the call for reconciliation, Zeliang said the party and the legislature were different but once his faction formed the next government then, they would consider it.
Asked to explain the flip flop of first supporting the CM for his by election then going against him; Zeliang said it was Dr. Shürhozelie’s plan and the party cannot stop him since he was party president.
Asked why he could not wait for by poll results for change in leadership, Zeliang said by-election was only for one constituency and the question was about of change of leader. He said majority of legislature wanted change of leader and formation of government.
He however said the change would depend on the Governor applying Article 147 of the Constitution of India. Asked why the frequent demand for change of leadership every six or seven months, he said legislators did not want to go to the 2018 assembly election under Dr. Shürhozelie’s leadership so the demand for change of leadership.

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