DIMAPUR, Nov 10 � Amidst reports that Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang�s five-month-old government is on a shaky ground because of dissidence in the party, the Naga People�s Front (NPF) today described the reports about leadership struggle within party ranks as totally unfounded. The NPF said the reports have been circulated with an ulterior motive to create confusion in the minds of the legislators and to divide the party.
NPF in a release today asserted that the NPF under the leadership of Dr Sh�rhozielie Liezietsu and DAN legislators under the leadership of Zeliang are in safe hands.
Cautioning party leaders, workers and general public to take these �mischievous reports� with a pinch of salt, the NPF release said �DAN-III cannot be frittered away at the behest of usurpers, manipulators and mischief makers.�
According to reports, NPF-led DAN Government has been facing revolt since Zeliang took over the government on May 24 after former CM Neiphiu Rio quit following his election to the Lok Sabha.
The party cautioned that any legislator hobnobbing or conniving to destabilise the government will be doing so at his or their own risk. The party further warned that it will not stand as a mute spectator but will initiate stern disciplinary action against any such party official, legislator while asserting that it will ensure that the people who have given it the mandate will not be betrayed.