After Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang dropped six ministers from his Cabinet in the last two days, five NPF MLAs and one BJP MLA were sworn in as ministers to replace them on Saturday.
The newly inducted ministers are SI Jamir, P Longon, Kuzholuzo Nienu, CL John, P Paiwang Konyak and Y Vikheho Swu.
Governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to six Cabinet ministers at a function held at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan in Kohima.
Chief Minister Zeliang, other ministers, advisers, parliamentary secretaries, high-ranking State Government officials and leaders of various political parties were among others who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
There is also a likelihood of a major reshuffle among parliamentary secretaries and advisers.
On December 14, Zeliang dropped four of his minister and followed by another two on Friday.
Zeliang told reporters at his official residence in Kohima that all the NPF elected members had signed an affidavit for reconciliation and to work under Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu as president and himself as the Chief Minister. However, he wondered that some cabinet ministers went to hold a meeting at in a hotel in Kohima on December 13.
Zeliang said when he had personally enquired from Shürhozelie, the latter refuted that he called for any such meeting.
On the involvement of Rajya Sabha MP KG Kenye in a bid to topple his ministry, Zeliang said Kenye had reportedly met the 16 MLAs and informed them that Shürhozelie was to attend the meeting.
However, when Shürhozelie failed to show up, some of the MLAs, who were reportedly kept confined inside the hotel fled after waiting for over five hours, he said.