Terming news in this regard as ‘concocted and absolutely false’, it said, "It may be an attempt of vested interests to malign and sully reputations and create conflict between democratic structures of government."

He requested all media organizations to immediately stop publicity of such mischievous and controversial statements attributed to the Governor of Nagaland.

Yazokie also requested all media organizations to “verify such information with the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Nagaland before publication".

The news published on Thursdayquoted Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar of being critical of the Centre's purported move to replace the Governors appointed during the UPA rule wondering if the NDA government wanted those of a ‘particular colour’ in the states.


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