Kohima: The Election Commission of India has reportedly directed president of Naga People's Front (NPF) Central Nagaland, Shurhozelie Liezietsu, to file his reply on a petition filed by the dissident group who have formed a parallel party and claims to be the original NPF in the state.
The ECI yesterday issued directive to Shurhozelie, asking him to respond latest by February 16, stated a release issued by dissident party working president Nuzota Swuro here today.
A copy of the ECI directive issued to Liezietsu was also made available to the mediapersons.
The dissident NPF group under the president of Noke Wangnao had filed a petition with the ECI on January 22 seeking recognition of the Noke-led NPF as the 'original NPF' in the state.
Nuzota said that the petition was filed on January 22 before the ECI and it took cognizance of the petition yesterday.