Aizawl, April 8: Mizoram Home Minister R. Lalzirliana on Friday said that the government will think over holding talks with the Manipur based Hmar People’s Convention –Democratic (HPC-D) if the latter agree with and fulfill the condition made by the government. He was addressing a political session at Congress Bhavan here in Aizawl.
R. Lalzirliana said that general election to Village Council (VC) in Hmar area could not be held due to disturbances created by the Hmar militant and the boycott called by them. “In spite of their mischievous behavior, we were sure the militant 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 militant are existed in the Hmar area and all arms taken by the militants from our policemen are returned,” he added.
Citing about the issues deliberated in the cabinet meeting Thursday, Zira said the meeting has unanimously approved certain privileges for medical doctors and veterinary doctors and also for headmasters and teachers despite financial constraint.
Heaping praise on the present government, Zira said it fulfilled and materialized what it had promised in the party manifesto in the last assembly election in 2008. “As has been promised in the party manifesto, we have had set up a full fledged Forensic Science Directorate in the state to be among 18 Indian states that own DNA laboratory. We have also made milestone progress in the field of games and sports by laying artificial turf and our youth as for now are fortunate to play on the turf ground,” he said, adding, “We should not share and conform to the opinion of those who want to rule but are lazy to work.”
The Home Minister expressed exults at the achievement of Mizoram being chosen as the best in good governance among petty Indian states.
He also expressed gratitude for Mizoram University being ranked 51st among top 100 Indian universities as per MHRD’s ‘India ranking 2016’ released recently by union HRD minister Irani Smriti based on comprehensive study of about 3,500 universities across the country.
Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister John Rotluangliana, who also addressed the political session, said his department already noticed that there were enormous error in ration cards before being issued to the public.
“The central would not allow us to get food grains or ration unless ration cards are distributed and on this backdrop that we issued or distributed the cards despite knowing there were many errors, “ he said, adding that although the information (date of birth)given in the ration cards may be totally false, this does not prohibit the beneficiaries from getting thier due share or quota.
Countering the opposition over resignation demand, the FCS&CA minister asserted that he would not quit only being demand by the opposition.
“I have no ground to resign and I wanted to tell the opposition that I would not quit,” he said.