AIZAWL, April 10 - Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday said that the State Government will think over holding talks with the Manipur-based Hmar People�s Convention � Democratic (HPC-D) if the latter agrees with and fulfil the conditions set by the government. He was addressing a political session at Congress Bhavan here in Aizawl.
Lalzirliana said that general election to Village Council (VC) in Hmar area could not be held due to disturbances created by the Hmar militants and the boycott called by them. �In spite of their mischievous behaviour, we were sure the militants wanted to hold dialogue with the government,� he said.
�The Government would arrange talks with HPC(D) on the condition that they are ready to lay down arms so that no more militants exist in the Hmar area and all arms taken by the militants from policemen are returned,� he added.
Citing the issues deliberated in the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Lalzirliana said the meeting has unanimously approved certain privileges for medical doctors and veterinary doctors and also for headmasters and teachers despite financial constraints.
The Home Minister claimed that the State Government has fulfilled and materialised what it had promised in the party manifesto in the last Assembly election in 2008. The Home Minister also cited the achievement of Mizoram being chosen as the best in good governance among small Indian States.