While the situation in Tripura’s Kanchanpur and adjoining Panisagar areas remained tense chief minister Biplab Deb had opened back channel negotiations with protestors – a joint movement committee of Bengali and Mizo groups – on how many families belonging to the Bru or Reang tribe could be settled in the north Tripura region. Unfortunately the initiative become failed. Naturally the Joint Movement Committee continues their indefinite period strike on day 9, Tuesday also. Local MLA and minister Santwana Chakma and local BJP MLA Bhagwan Das were communicated with the protestors on behalf of the state government on the issue. But there as was no concrete commitment from the government side JMC has decides to continue the strike. The negotiations between the state and the protestors are essentially on how many people would be resettled in the Kanchanpur sub division area. While the JMC formed with the Nagarik Suraksha Manch and the Mizo Convention of local Mizo people, are demanding only 500 families should be settled in the area, the state government is trying to increase that number.