Kohima (Nagaland) [India], Feb. 19 (ANI): Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang, amid agitation by tribal bodies, on Sunday decided to step down to make way for a ‘consensus leader’ to replace him.Also Read - India Tour of South Africa: All You Need to Know About the World Class Bio-Secure Arrangements Assured by Cricket South Africa

Zeliang, in a letter addressed to his party MLAs, announced his decision, citing he wanted to resolve the political stalemate in the state. Also Read - IND vs NZ: Wasim Jaffer Names Potential Game-Changer for India in Mumbai Test

Following this, an emergency meeting of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has been called at 10 a.m. on Monday at the state banquet hall. This will be followed by a meeting of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) legislature party at the same venue at 11 a.m. Also Read - After Parag Agrawal Becomes Twitter CEO, Elon Musk Says 'USA Benefits Greatly From Indian Talent'

Zeliang has been facing opposition by the NTAC, a body of Nagaland’s 16 major tribes, which has blamed him for holding municipal polls with 33 percent reservation for women. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.