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CM enjoys absolute majority constitutionally: Yitachu

Published on 16 Jul. 2017 11:31 PM IST
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Government’s spokesperson and School Education & SCERT minister, Yitachu on Sunday categorically made it clear that dissident MLAs led by T.R. Zeliang “cannot move a no-confidence motion” against its leader and chief minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu.
“T.R. Zeliang cannot move a no-confidence motion is simply because he belongs to the party which, the chief minister, Dr. Shürhozelie heads, that is, the NPF Party. Therefore, Constitutionally and legally Dr. Shürhozelie still enjoys absolute majority in the House, because, NPF alone commands 47 members in the House of 60,” said Yitachu in a statement. Rather, he maintained that the confidence motion may put the NPF MLAs in a situation where they could face disqualification if they voted against the Party Whip.
Further, Yitachu said that the MLAs were being misguided to say that the Speaker’s office will not disqualify them. “However, the Court is at our door-step and their disqualification will become imminent if the matter is taken to Court because the Constitution and the law of the land is supreme,” Yitachu stated.
Reaffirming that the NPF party was open to a total reconciliation process, Yitachu at the same time chose to put “certain facts on record for the people to know since the issue has surfaced in the public domain through certain press releases.”
In the present scenario, he said Dr. Shürhozelie was the Leader of the House by virtue of being the chief minister and made it clear that there was “no vacancy for the chief minister’s post.” Since the current dispensation was an opposition-less government, he said “even if there is an Opposition party in the Assembly, if the number of MLAs is less than 1/6 of the total number of MLAs, one cannot be termed as a Leader of Opposition.”
Yitachu lamented that the issue which could have been resolved in the party, being purely an NPF internal party problem, was now dragged to the Governor’s office and Speaker’s office. He said the differences between Dr. Liezietsu and T.R. Zeliang, being members of the NPF, should be first decided in the party forum.
Yitachu reminded that Dr. Shürhozelie was “forced to take over the CM’s office” and recalled that the DAN legislators, during its meeting May 26, unanimously endorsed the view that Dr. Shürhozelie, should become a member of the Assembly in order to work together as a solid team to facilitate the same. Further, he said the DAN legislators appealed to the Election Commission of India to conduct the bye-election for the 10-Northern Angami-I A/C at the earliest. Yitachu said the reconciliation process should not be treated as one’s weakness as the stability of DAN government was in the total interest of the people of the State.  
Stating that people yearned for peace, development and progress, Yitachu called upon the leaders not go against the wishes of the people and try to resort to unconstitutional means, but settle differences in party forum through reconciliation. “We should carry forward the constitutional obligations mandated by the people to the DAN coalition,” he said.

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