The government of India’s advisor on northeastern affairs, Mr. Akshay Kumar Misra, who was appointed as an interlocutor for negotiations with Tipra Motha, did not arrive on Friday, as previously announced by Pradyot Kishore and the union home ministry.
Although no official communication has provided a reason for Mr. Misra’s absence, it is believed that he is currently occupied with other significant duties, particularly due to the situation in Manipur.
A new date for his arrival will be announced later. The Tipra Motha supremo Pradyot Kishore, who met with the union home minister Amit Shah on May 10, has yet to comment on the matter.
On May 10, a Memorandum signed by Chandan Das, under secretary to the government of India, indicated that A.K. Mishra would be arriving on May 12 and would be granted the status of a state guest.
However, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, in a media interaction, stated that he was unaware of any “Interlocutor” being appointed to visit Tripura and investigate the issues facing the tribals.
He mentioned that he had no information on the matter and things were unclear to him until he received official notice.