Imphal, Dec 1
A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held consultative meeting with the stakeholders of North East states skipping Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today invited representatives of the Manipur Peoples’ Against CAB (MANPAC) today evening.
The meeting began at around 4 pm today at the office chamber of the Chief Minister. Source from the CMO said that Convenor of MANPAC S. Dilip, Co-convenor L. Jadumani , President of NEFIP, Ningthouja Lancha among others attended the meeting with the Chief Minister in connection with the introduction of the CAB.
Earlier yesterday, President of NESO Sinam Prakash while talking to media persons said that the Home Minister did not invite the stakeholders NGOs from Manipur as he had already discussed about the issue on November 25. On the other hand Chief Minister of Manipur while briefing the media had stated that the Union Home Minister is also thinking of inserting a clause to the new CAB that will be introduced in the parliament.
- Biren Singh said that after the meeting with the 18 members of COCOMI representatives on November 25 at New Delhi office, the Union Home Minister had asked him about the position of Manipur when the CAB is introduced. Chief Minister N Biren Singh reportedly replied that he urged the Home Minister to insert a clause or arrange some mechanism to make sure that the state remain protected from the CAB.
MANPAC on the other hand had stated that the Union Home Ministry is playing divide and ruled policy to the people of the North East people in this issue of CAB. They had stated that there will be no turning back to the agitation against CAB.
Meanwhile a source with the Imphal Times said that the Union Home Ministry may invite separately the representative of the NEFIP and the MANPAC may be invited 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.
The source added 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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