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