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‘No rift between CM and Zeliang’

 KOHIMA, March 10 - The ruling NPF in Nagaland today dismissed as “baseless” reports that there was a rift between the newly appointed Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and his predecessor TR Zeliang.

“There is no leadership tussle and no difference between the government and the party,” the Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) spokesperson Achumbemo Kikon said in a statement referring to reports in local media yesterday.

“His (Zeliang) political career has not come to an end, but he has voluntarily stepped down in order to create peace and tranquillity in our State,” he said.

Shurhozelie was sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on February 22. – PTI

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