Former Nagaland chief minister and NPF leader TR Zeliang has said that the new interlocutor for the Naga peace talks – AK Mishra – can break the stalemate that has hit the talks.

Zeliang informed that following NSCN-IM’s refusal to sit with RN Ravi for talks on the Naga political issue, AK Mishra was assigned to hold talks with the group.

“There is no doubt that new interlocutor – AK Mishra can break the ice. He knows the contention of the NSCN-IM,” said TR Zeliang.

He added: “With Mishra being appointed as interlocutor, the NSCN-IM must now have no issues in regards to resuming talks with the Centre.”

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Zeliang further said that the negotiating groups also need to accept Centre’s decisions to resolve the vexed Naga political issue.

He said the appointment of AK Mishra as the interlocutor is a “good sign”.

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