Kohima, July 19: After the Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu skipped the floor test in Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, TR Zeliang has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state. Political Cognoscenti saw the skipping as losing the confidence of the house. The floor test was conducted after Governor PB Acharya on Tuesday directed Liezietsu to prove his majority in the House. The Governor’s directive came in the wake of the judgement of Kohima branch of Gauhati High Court, which refused to stay the floor test in the Assembly. The court noted that Liezietsu had lost the majority. Liezietsu’s Chief Ministership was challenged by opposition leaders who alleged that he appointed his son as an advisor in the government, a post equivalent with a status of a cabinet ranking minister and pay.Also Read - Good News: Onion Prices to be Cheaper by Rs 5-12 Per Kg as Centre Releases 1.11 Lakh Tones From Buffer Stocks

Earlier, Acharya had asked Speaker Imtiwapang Aier to convene to summon an emergent special session of the Assembly on Wednesday for Liezietsu to prove his majority. “Consequent to the dismissal of writ petition filed by Liezietsu on July 14… now an emergent special session of the Assembly be summoned to meet on July 19 at 9.30 a.m. to test the majority support of Liezietsu,” he said. Also Read - All You Need to Know About Nagaland's Hornbill Festival 2021

In his letter, the Governor had also asked Aier that “the report of the proceedings/resolutions of the House may be communicated to me forthwith and the House shall be adjourned sine die after conclusion of the business (vote of confidence)”. Acharya also directed the Speaker to issue necessary notice to the Chief Minister and members of the House the by email and other emergent process admissible under the procedures immediately as well as over telephone. Also Read - Nagaland Announces 'Unlock-6' From Sep 17; Schools To Reopen For Classes 5-10 From Oct 1