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Meghalaya CM to take up HNLC peace talks offer with MHA today

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will be flying to New Delhi today to take up with the Ministry of Home Affairs the appointment of the interlocutor for talks with HNLC. This

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will be flying to New Delhi today to take up with the Ministry of Home Affairs the appointment of the interlocutor for talks with HNLC. This was informed by the Meghalaya Chief Minister on Monday.

The comment from the CM comes days after the HNLC had written to the Government expressing its desire to engage in peace talks.

The HNLC, however, had urged the government to appoint an interlocutor.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma also said that a few names have been shortlisted for the interlocutor’s post and the process of selection will start the MHA gives its approval.

Also Read: Meghalaya: MLA Adelbert Nongrum, BJP chief Ernest Mawrie welcomes HNLC’s peace proposal

It may be mentioned that the outlawed outfit HNLC which has been operating in Meghalaya has expressed its willingness to come to the mainstream and its readiness to talk with the Government of India without any pre-condition and has decided to give peace a chance once again in the state.

This indeed is a crucial development after the peace process derailed following the alleged fake encounter of HNLC general secretary Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, who was assigned to carry forward the talks with the Government of India.

The new peace proposal by HNLC is welcomed by Meghalaya BJP chief Ernest Mawrie and the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) MLA from North Shillong, Adelbert Nongrum.

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First Published: 15th February, 2022 9:46 IST

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