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Defiant Zeliang seeks centre’s help

Caught in a deep dilemma Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang has urged the Centre to exempt the northeastern state from the reservation formula which triggered an orgy if violence in the state.

Zeliang, who is on a visit to New Delhi sought help to resolve the issue amicably saying that the massive anger would keep his state on the boil.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who invited him for discussion on Thursday assured him if all central help to end the impasse where many influential civil society organizations are nit accepting 33 per cent reservation for women.

After an orgy of the recent violence, the civil society organizations served an ultimatum to Zeliang to quit as chief minister which expires on Friday.

Zeliang left for Kohima refusing to quit bowing down to the mounting pressure. The chief minister’s office categorically made it plain that the question of resignation does not arise.

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