The move gives rise to a new set of possibilities within the ruling party, including a vertical split, one that would suit BJP in its mission to take over the entire region.
The saffron party is supporting the Zeliang faction in the government.
Zeliang secured 47 votes of which 36 were from the dissident Npf Legislators backing him, four from BJP and seven Independents, while 10 NPF legislators owing allegiance to former chief minister and NPF president Shurozelie Lieziestu and one Independent voted against the motion.
The NPF had already expelled Zeliang for six years yesterday, making him the first man to be ousted by his own party for becoming the chief minister.
Source : timesofindia