NPF flays ‘malicious’ news reporting

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Dimapur, March 5: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has taken exception to what it called the “incorrect and malicious news reporting” in the print and electronic media portraying Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang as “desperately” clinging on to the chair and “refusing to resign.” This has projected Zeliang in a very poor light, it said.
In a communiqué, the NPF pointed out that after his party, the NPF, emerged as the single largest majority, and at the same time, after having submitted to the Governor pre-poll alliance letters with the its allies the NPP and the JD (U) earlier, the Governor, in all fairness, had given him 48 hours to prove his majority.
“And when efforts are on to cobble up the requisite numbers to form the Government, the question of the Chief Minister resigning at this juncture does not arise,” it said adding technically before a new Chief Minister is sworn in the incumbent Chief Minister can continue as the caretaker.
“Incorrect and malicious news reporting should be avoided at all cost,” it appealed.
(Page News Service)