Historical Milestones

Memorandum of Settlement, 1986

"I am very happy that we have fulfilled our solemn pledge to our people. We have always place the nation's interest above individual or party interest. I will soon vacate my seat as a Chief Minister to bring about lasting peace and re-conciliation in Mizoram, and for national unity as well as emotional integrity."

— Lal Thanhawla

Statement made on Peace Accord at New Delhi

I recall, with pride and gratitude, how the talks got started at the initiative of Smt. Indira Gandhi, our late Prime Minister. It is a matter of profound satisfaction that these should now culminate in complete mutual understanding under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

— Laldenga

Statement on Statehood

Good wishes to you as Mizoram flowers in to a new state

Today is a big day in the history of Mizoram. Fifteen years and one month ago, Indiraji made the Union Territory of Mizoram. Today you attain full statehood... peace is restored; development and progress are now the priorities for the people of Mizoram.

The Union Government assures full backing and support to the state and the new Government in Mizoram

— Rajiv Gandhi
20th February, 1987