State BJP members have sought Amit Shah’s “urgent” intervention in reorganising the party leadership in the poll bound state.
The state BJP unit has remained silent on the allegations made by Mmhonlumo Kikon on social media.
T.R. Zeliang’s son is the managing director of the firm to which funds were allocated under the Chief Minister’s Road Development Fund.
The party, whose vote share has risen dramatically, will elect its legislative leader on Monday.
Ahead of the assembly election results, here’s a brief look at the electoral politics of UP, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa.
Liezietsu succeeds T.R. Zeliang who stepped down on Sunday amidst protests by various tribal organisations against the state government’s decision to reserve 33% seats for women in urban local body elections.
Chief minister T.R. Zeliang resigned in the wake of protests after the government announced 33% reservations for women in urban local bodies, giving rise to an intense power struggle.
As per a recent Supreme Court ruling, appeals to identity politics are fine, as long as they are incidental and not the core of the election campaigns.
Sources say the chief minister has been in talks with the BJP to move with his supporters to that party if the pressure on him to resign heightens further.
There are concerns among the Christian community in the region about the gazetted holiday being diluted on account of government functions in celebration of Good Governance Day.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
For the last few days, Ukhrul residents have been protesting against the chief minister’s visit and had called for a shutdown on Monday.
The state government may have the legal backing to enact a ban on dog meat, but will likely face public opposition to its implementation.
With the BJP trying to make inroads into the state, a tough balancing act lies ahead for the Centre and North East Democratic Alliance too.