T. R. Zeliang

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The Honourable
T. R. Zeliang
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T. R. Zeliang
10th Chief Minister of Nagaland
Assumed office
19 July 2017
Preceded by Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Constituency Peren
In office
24 May 2014 (2014-05-24) – 20 February 2017 (2017-02-20)
Preceded by Neiphiu Rio
Succeeded by Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Personal details
Born 21 February 1952
Mbaupungwa Village, Peren district
Political party Nagaland People's Front
Spouse(s) Kevizenuo Rangkau

T. R. Zeliang (born 21 February 1952)[1] is an Indian politician who has served as Chief Minister of Nagaland, a state in northeast India, since July 2017; he previously served as Chief Minister from May 2014[2] to February 2017. A leader of the Nagaland People's Front, Zeliang took over the reins from Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio following the latter's shift to national-level politics in Delhi. Zeliang previously served as a Member of Parliament, representing Nagaland in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

T. R. Zeliang was born to Rangleu Zeliang in the Mbaupungwa village of Peren district in 1952.[4] A Zeliang Naga, T. R. Zeliang matriculated from Don Bosco High School in Dibrugarh, Assam and holds a B.A. degree from Arts College, a case for giving false information on election affidavit is currently heard in the courts of The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Peren, after it was transferred on April 25 last, from the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court. It is being alleged While in college he served as the president of Zeliangrong Students Union, general secretary of Zeliangrong Action Committee and Zeliangrong Youth Organisation and became the president of the Peren District Youth Congress of the Indian National Congress.[5]

Political career[edit]

Zeliang contested the Nagaland Assembly elections of 1982 and 1987 unsuccessfully from Tening constituency.[6] He then won from Tening four times in a row beginning with the elections of 1989 as a candidate of the Naga People's Council and subsequently in 1993, 1998 and 2003 as a candidate of the Indian National Congress.[7][8] He served as Minister of State for Information and Tourism during 1989–90 and as Minister of State for Relief & Rehabilitation from 1994 to 1998. During 1998 – 2003, he was the Minister for Environment and Forests and Geology and Mining under S C Jamir. In 2003, Zeliang and six Congress MLAs formed the Nagaland Congress after defecting from the Indian National Congress only to merge with the Neiphiu Rio led Naga People's Front.[9] From 2004 to 2008, he was a Member of Parliament to the Rajya Sabha from Nagaland. Returning to state politics in 2008, he was appointed Minister for Planning, Animal Husbandry and Parliamentary Affairs under Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. He won the assembly elections of 2008 and 2013 from Peren.[10][11]

Chief Minister of Nagaland[edit]

Zeliang, who had been Minister for Planning and Coordination in the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland III ministry, succeeded Neiphiu Rio as Chief Minister following Rio's election to the Lok Sabha in the Indian general elections of 2014.[12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEGISLATIVE BODIES IN INDIA". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM". The Hindu. 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ Election Commission of India: Statistical Report on General Election, 2003 to the Legislative Assembly of Nagaland
  4. ^ "LEGISLATIVE BODIES IN INDIA". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "T R Zeliang at helm after four decades in Nagaland politics". Financial Express. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "BIO – DATA OF SHRI T. R. ZELIANG". Government of Nagaland. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "NAGALAND 6 – Tenning (ST) Assembly Constituency". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "TR Zeliang became 16th chief minister of Nagaland succeeding Neiphiu Rio.". Times of India. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "TR Zeliang takes over as 16th chief minister of Nagaland". Times of India. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "TR Zeliang takes over as 16th chief minister of Nagaland". Times of India. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Declaration of Result – Peren" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "TR Zeliang Sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister". NDTV. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Neiphiu Rio submits resignation, TR Zeliang is new CM of Nagaland". IBN Live. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "T R Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM". Deccan Chronicle. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Neiphiu Rio
Chief Minister of Nagaland
24 May 2014 – 20 February 2017
Succeeded by
Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Preceded by
Shurhozelie Liezietsu
Chief Minister of Nagaland
19 July 2017 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent