All political parties meet resolve to protect Manipur’s territorial integrity

All major political parties in Manipur held a meeting on October 22 and resolved to protect the territorial integrity and oneness of the state in the wake of Naga peace talks.

The meeting, attended by all major political parties in the state, was held to discuss the peace talks with Naga militants with Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the chair.

Singh apprised of the recent developments based on media reports and inputs from the Consultative Group on the issue of the Naga Peace Talks. After intense deliberations on the subject, the house adopted several resolutions.

The house also resolved to send a political party delegation to urge the Central leadership by submitting a memorandum. The house resolved to constitute a drafting Sub Committee under the Chairmanship of Y Joykumar Singh to draft the memorandum in this regard, with representatives from eight political parties.

The members will be Thangminlein Kipgen of NPP, M Nara Singh of CPI, Bijoy Singh of NEIDP, P Sharatchandra Singh of BJP, K Devabrata of Congress, N Ibohal Meitei of LJP, H Gitajen Meitei of MPP and M Tombi Singh of Shiv Sena.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, also held talks with various political leaders. Reddy co-chaired a security review meeting with the chief minister at the CM’s Secretariat in Imphal.

The meeting was attended by several senior officers of Central Armed Police Forces and the state including Chief Secretary and DGP of Manipur. It was observed that the security situation in the state has improved considerably 2018 onwards as it witnessed decline in insurgency related incidents by 24 per cent.

Reddy assured full support of the Centre to Manipur in tackling insurgency, modernization of state police force, provisioning of various items for modernization and deployment of Central Armed Police Forces, whenever required.

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