DIMAPUR, Aug 19 - The Supreme Court refused to admit the special leave petition (Civil) filed by NPF president and former Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu against Nagaland Speaker and Chief Minister TR Zeliang as respondents.
According reports, NPF Legislator Yitachu, who is in Liezietsu group of NPF, said the case-SLP(C) No. 020048-/2017 registered in the Supreme Court on August 5 was against the Nagaland Governor�s action in summoning an emergent session of the Assembly within a short notice.
Yitachu, however, maintained that the refusal to admit the petition was not a setback but just �an academic exercise only� as it would not affect the case in the High Court.
He disclosed that there were two more cases to be completed: the disqualification petition which was lying with the Nagaland Speaker and the question of Chief Whip of the NPF. Yitachu reiterated that no one can rewrite the law and was optimistic that the law will eventually take its own course so that truth will prevail, reports said.
Meanwhile, the NPF faction under its interim president Neiphiu Rio welcomed the Supreme Court decision in dismissing the petition.
NPF press and information cell stated that the �utter dismissal� by the apex Court has blatantly exposed the illegality and the �disastrous stand� of Shurhozelie with regard to the ongoing leadership dispute and the tussle of the NPF Party Cock symbol and flag.