Nagaland PCC Demands Inquiry Into CM T R Zeliang's Educational 'Qualifications'

09/11/2015 10:28 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 27: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki (R) shares a light moment with his Nagaland counterpart TR Zeliang after the first meeting of the sub-group of Chief Ministers at NITI Aayog on March 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. NITI Aayog will set up a working group to prepare a draft report on how to make implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) more effective. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Nagaland PCC today demanded setting up of an inquiry committee to verify the educational qualification of Chief Minister T R Zeliang alleging that those furnished by him were false.

NPCC working president P Ayang Aonok in a memorandum to Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya alleged that Zeliang ad furnished false information in the affidavit in Form-26 that he had passed Bachelor of Arts in 1980 while filing his nomination paper before the returning officer for election to the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly from Peren (ST) assembly constituency.

Zeliang had said in his nomination that he had passed BA from Kohima College under North Eastern Hill University in 1980.

NPCC had, however, through an RTI found that Zeliang had appeared for BA examination from the college in 1979 but failed. He did not appear for the examination in 1980.

It therefore demanded that the Governor set up an inquiry committee immediately to verify the affidavit submitted by Zeliang in Form-26 and other relevant documents.

It also requested that the report be made known to all in the larger interest.

Zeliang, a leader of Nagaland Peoples Front, had assumed office last year after the then Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio moved into national politics in Delhi.

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