Several loaded goods ferrying truck coming towards Imphal were reportedly stranded at Mao gate along Manipur Nagaland border as volunteers of ATSUM intensified the ongoing indefinite economic blockade since June 22 midnight.
Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh while discussing the Governor’s address at Manipur Legislative Assembly had stated that the blockade called by ATSUM is not reasonable as most the demands are already fulfilled. In the case of regularization of 286 hill contract teachers the Chief Minister said that it cannot be fulfilled as similar demands might have been put up at other departments too. As the state is not in sound financial position , the CM appeals to wait for some time.
According to reports reaching here goods loaded truck stranded at Mao gate refuse to go along with the security escort as they fear unwanted consequences even after the blockade is over. On the other hand the ATSUM volunteers had reportedly threaten of serious consequences if the truck drivers violates the bandh called.