Imphal, Sept. 1,
Tripartite talk between the government of India, United Naga Council and the Government still fails to reach any agreement as the state government of Manipur reportedly requested the UNC to give some more time to come out with a concrete proposal.
The UNC has been demanding revocation of the newly created 7 districts by the government of Manipur besides other demands.
Several rounds of talk has been held between the government of Manipur, Govt. of India and the UNC after the new government under the leadership of N. Biren Singh comes to power.
Manipur Government was represented by Agriculture Minister V. Hangkhalian, PHED Minister L Dikho and Education Minister Th. Radheshyam, while Joint Secretary to the Government of India (NE) MHA , Satyendra Garg attended as Government of India representative.
All members of the UNC led by President Gaidon Kamei attended from the part of the UNC.
As per source the representatives of the government of Manipur expressed understanding to the sentiments of the UNC. They assured to come up with a concrete proposal to settle the matter and for that they requested to take some more time.
The UNC still stand with their demand. The next meeting is scheduled on the first week of December this year.
It may be mentioned that that previous government had created 7 new district by bifurcating some of the district for administrative convenience.
While the bifurcation of district like Churachandpur to form Pherzwal district, Kakching district, Noney district were welcome by the people the district creation of Kangpokpi by bifurcating the Kangpokpi district as well as Phungyar district by bifurcating the Ukhrul district had been strongly opposed by the United Naga Council.
Bandh called by the UNC against the district creating was called off after the new govt. assured to look into the demand of the UNC.