Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has appealed to the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) to send official communication both to the state government as well as to the central government.
“…if you (HNLC) really want peace talks, please come out officially but not just to say in the news or not to just sent a note to social media because the government cannot treat that as official. If you are really serious, kindly send us official communication so that we can take it up with the central government,” he said.
Tynsong, however, informed that the state government had already submitted its views to the central government for peace talks with the HNLC, although no official communication was received from the latter.
“Though we don’t have any official communication which we supposed to have from their side, but still we had already sent our views to the government of India and let the government of India (take a call on this) as ultimately if we talk about dialogue or peace talks, this cannot be done only between the HNLC and the state government,” he stated.