Nation

Nagaland CM embarrassed, stopped at entrance of Assembly hall

| | Kohima

Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu was left embarassed on Monday after being stopped at the entrance to the Assembly hall, where polling for the Presidential election was going on, by the security staff.

The Chief Minister, though not eligible to vote since he is not an elected member of the Assembly, intended to enter the hall to oversee the security arangement and logistics, but security officers blocked his entry, creating some misunderstanding between his officers and the Assembly staff, Assembly sources said.

Interacting with the media, Liezietsu said, "As the head of government, I went round to see if proper security and logistics were arranged properly."

He lamented that as he was crossing the polling hall, a staff of the Assembly pulled him from behind.

The Chief Minister said that he had officially intimated to the Assembly Secretariat yesterday about his visit.

The CM also regretted that the Assembly Secretariat had appointed a dissident MLA as election agent without consulting the government.

"Assembly is supposed to be above Party politics," he said.

Meanwhile, all 59 elected representatives - 47 belonging to NPF, four to BJP and eight Independents - exercised their franchise in the presidential election.

Irrespective of the leadership crisis in the Nagaland People's Front (NPF), legislators supporting Liezietsu reached the venue in a group  and cast their votes. So did the 43 dissident MLAs supporting former chief minister T R Zeliang. 

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

Historic day for sportspersons of C'garh : Raman

18 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday dedicated to the people of the State an interntional standard 'Swami Vivekananda Stadium' built at a cost of Rs 17 crore at Kota in Raipur. After inaugurating the stadium, the Chief Minister had a look at various facilities at the stadium...

Read More

Page generated in 0.9402 seconds.