Imphal, Dec 2
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that the Union Ministry has invited Manipur People Against Citizenship Bill (MANPAC), Political Parties and other stakeholders of Manipur for having a consultative meeting in connection with the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.
This was stated to a group of media at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat after the launching of the Matru Vandana Saptah - a week-long maternity benefit programme taken up under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY).
Yesterday evening, the Chief Minister held a meeting with the representatives of the MANPAC at his office after the later expressed shock as no stakeholders from Manipur including political parties have been invited during the consultative meeting on the issue of CAB by the Union Home Minister on November 30.
MANPAC Convenor Y. Dilip had stated that the people of Manipur will not accept CAB to be passed in the parliament even after insertion of clauses as it will make no difference when it comes to the state of Manipur, soon after meeting the Chief Minister.
Talking to media persons today Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that that Union Home Minister Amit Shah would meet the delegates from the State on December 3 at 10:30 pm in New Delhi. The State Government had also sent necessary intimation letters to MANPAC and political parties in this connection, he added.
It may be mention that, Based on a reliable source Imphal Times yesterday reported that the Union Home Ministry may invite separately the representative of the NEFIP and the MANPAC as the Union Home Minister is preparing a strategy of no uprising from any sections particularly from the North East states when the CAB is introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha.
Base on the source this paper also reported that the MHA is contacting the State Home department on whom to be invited for the consultative meeting with the Union Home Minister in connection with CAB.
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