"The central YMA is deeply pained by the HPC-D allegations of the central YMA president of making remarks that he never did. The HPC-D must provide clinching evidence to its allegations," said a central YMA statement.
Reacting to the HPC-D's allegations that the central YMA leaders did not make any attempt to communicate the outfit's leaders, the central YMA also maintained that every effort was made to locate the HPC-D leaders' mobile numbers right from April 18, the day after the outfit served a diktat to the YMA leaders to resign.
The central YMA managed to communicate with the faction leader H Zosangbera on April 23.
But, he did not pick up his phone when another call was placed on the next day, April 24, the statement said.
However, the HPC-D self-styled army chief Ropuia was communicated with on this day and he was informed of the central YMA's willingness to resolve the issue across the table. The "army chief" too, refused to pick up a call the next day. "The central YMA could not make any progress in its attempt to talk to the HPC-D leaders. The central YMA, however, remain open to any dialogue," it said.
Refuting the HPC-D's allegations, the central YMA maintained that it stands for unity of all Mizo ethnic tribes within and outside Mizoram.
"Contrary to the HPC-D's allegations, the central YMA has done its best to give comfort to Mizo ethnic tribes who had taken refuge in Mizoram following communal violence in the neighbouring states," the statement said. The central YMA will remain intolerant to communal politics that threatens the unity of Mizo tribes and territorial integrity of Mizoram, it said.