Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday won trust vote with the support of 47 out of 59 MLAs in the Assembly. Zeliang got votes of 36 NPF MLAs, 4 BJP MLAs and 7 Independent MLAs.
On Wednesday, Zeliang became the chief minister of Nagaland. This was the second time 65-year-old Zeliang, present chairman of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland, was sworn in as chief minister in the third term of the NPF-led DAN government in Nagaland.
This February, he was forced to step down as chief minister following public agitation against the government for reservation of 33 per cent of seats for women in the election to urban local bodies. Shurhozelie Liezietsu had replaced Zeliang. In these five months, Zeliang was the finance advisor to Chief Minister Liezietsu.
He revolted against Liezietsu on July 8 last claiming the support of a majority of the NPF and Independent MLAs and subsequently in a letter to Governor P B Acharya staked claim to form a new NPF government.