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Any solutions to the Naga issue that affects Manipur will not be tolerated – O. Ibobi

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Imphal, Nov 9

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Okram Ibobi Singh today reiterated the Congress Party stand to the solution of the Naga issue stating that any solution that affects the interest of Manipur will not be tolerated.

In a press conference held today at his official quarter at Babupara, the former Chief Minister said that the Congress party welcome a permanent solution to the issue of the Naga but will not tolerate if it hurts the sentiments of the people of Manipur who has been living under a single roof since time immemorial. He said under no circumstances there should be any agreement that will disintegrate or will disintegrate the people of Manipur in the near future will be accepted by the Congress party. 

“We are not throwing the ball to the court of the government but we do want to ask what is the use of being a Chief Minister, Ministers or MLA if there is no Manipur,” Ibobi said.

Expressing apprehension to the safety of the integrity of the state Ibobi said that almost 99% of the agreement has been settled except some few like issues of Separate Flag and Separate Constitution and ignoring the fact without revealing the reason for reinforcement and deployment of large number of central paramilitary to the state is an immature act.

“We feel ashamed of the immaturity of this government, every person in the state know the additional deployment of large number of central paramilitary force in the state”, Ibobi said and added that this kind of statement is very immature statement that will be known by one and all. He questioned the government if the additional force of Assam Rifles, CRPF and BSF deployed here are those returning after election duty at Haryana and Maharashtra.

“Maintenance of law and order is state subject but the way the central forces are being deployed here in the state is no different from preparing a war with another country.”, Ibobi said. He added that this kind of security arrangement is done to counter the public at the time when they implement the Frame Work Agreement.

The Congress party leader appealed the people and those in the government to jointly fight to any move that might affect the territorial integrity of the state by cutting across political party.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

2 comments

  • Idontknowbut
    Idontknowbut Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:31 Comment Link

    Looks like y'all need some more economic blockade 150 days was a record, I guess going till forever won't be a problem then

  • Ngatangmi Hungyo
    Ngatangmi Hungyo Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:24 Comment Link

    Do you think, granting more power to the tribal people will affect the territory of Manipur State? Be brief and precise.No beating around the bush.

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