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DIMAPUR, Feb 5 � Ending the month-long political imbroglio in the State, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang won the vote of confidence on the floor of the House today. In the 60-member House, all the legislators, barring the Speaker, voted in favour of Zeliang.

All the 37 NPF legislators besides four BJP MLAs, one NCP, one JD (U), eight Independents and eight Congress MLAs, totaling 59, voted in favour of the Chief Minister.

After the vote, Zeliang thanked the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its order to maintain status-quo with regard to de-recognition of one of the two factions of Naga People�s Front (NPF) and said the truth has prevailed.

On February 2, Governor PB Acharya had summoned a special session of the Nagaland Assembly today for trial of strength to end the month-long political logjam in the State.

The session commenced with the Governor�s address followed by moving of motion of confidence by Chief Minister Zeliang. Subsequently, the 59 members, excluding the Speaker, voted in favour of Zeliang expressing confidence in his leadership.

The session assumed significance as it put to an end to the prevailing political situation which has been going on for the last one month following an open rebellion by 22 NPF legislators.

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Zeliang wins trust vote

DIMAPUR, Feb 5 � Ending the month-long political imbroglio in the State, Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang won the vote of confidence on the floor of the House today. In the 60-member House, all the legislators, barring the Speaker, voted in favour of Zeliang.

All the 37 NPF legislators besides four BJP MLAs, one NCP, one JD (U), eight Independents and eight Congress MLAs, totaling 59, voted in favour of the Chief Minister.

After the vote, Zeliang thanked the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its order to maintain status-quo with regard to de-recognition of one of the two factions of Naga People�s Front (NPF) and said the truth has prevailed.

On February 2, Governor PB Acharya had summoned a special session of the Nagaland Assembly today for trial of strength to end the month-long political logjam in the State.

The session commenced with the Governor�s address followed by moving of motion of confidence by Chief Minister Zeliang. Subsequently, the 59 members, excluding the Speaker, voted in favour of Zeliang expressing confidence in his leadership.

The session assumed significance as it put to an end to the prevailing political situation which has been going on for the last one month following an open rebellion by 22 NPF legislators.