SHILLONG, March 13: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma today blamed political instability in the state for the emergence of splinter groups in Garo Hills. While replying to the debate on the Governor’s address Dr Sangma said that the delaying in concluding the peace talks with the ANVC has only led to the emergence of Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA). The Chief Minister said that it took 10 years for the Memorandum of Settlement to be signed with the ANVC and ANVC (B) a splinter group before it was officially disbanded on September 24 last year. Dr Sangma said that in these intervening years the GNLA and several other splinter groups have emerged in Garo Hills region posing a threat to security. The Chief Minister said that the political stability provided by his government ensured the peace settlement with the ANVC. “In the last three years, we have been able to provide political stability” Sangma said.
Political instability reason for rise in splinter groups