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SHILLONG: Following the demand of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma to have a probe over the politicians-militant nexus, the Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong has taken a dig at the Leader of Opposition by saying that he (Dr Mukul) never wanted the banned outfit- Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) to come overground.
Talking to media persons here on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that it was HNLC general secretary, Cheristerfield Thangkhiew himself who had revealed that he had personally spoken to the former Home Minister, Roshan Warjri on the keenness of the outfit to come overground,
Tynsong said that the Leader of Opposition had said no when the former home minister told about the offer of the HNLC.
“Now it is clear that he (Dr Mukul) never wanted the HNLC to come over ground,” the Deputy Chief Minister alleged.
He also said that may be it was because of the ego problem of the former Chief Minister which prompted him to reject the offer of the HNLC.
“May be he (Dr Mukul) did not like that the HNLC had talked to his Home Minister,” Deputy Chief Minister said.
He said that the peace negotiations with the HNLC would have happen during the previous regime if Dr Mukul was in favour of it.
Lambasting the former Chief Minister for trying to link him with the banned outfit, he said that his integrity and dignity proved that he had never had any kind of link with any organisation.
“Now because of his failure now he has come with the allegations that Tynsong is having a connection with the banned militant outfit,” Tynsong said.
.Earlier, Leader of Opposition had asked the ruling National People’s Party government and investigating agencies to probe on the surrender of the most wanted Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) leader, Cheristarfield Thangkhiew before Deputy Chief Minister recently.