O Ibobi reaches out to civil societies to resolve deadlock
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 27 2010: To bring about peace and normalcy in the State and put an end to the ongoing total blockade along the National Highways, Chief Minister O Ibobi has started discussing the matter with representatives of the Church, civil organisations and student bodies.

Disclosing this while talking to The Sangai Express, spokesperson of SPF Government and Sports Minister N Biren Singh informed that the Chief Minister has been inviting representatives of various communities to his office to discuss the burning issue and try to find a formula to resolve the present crisis in the State and also to seek their co-operation in this regard.

According to information received by the press, in continuation of this effort, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh met a delegation of All Manipur Christian Organisation led by Rev S Prim at around 2 pm today and discussed the issue thoroughly.

At the request of the delegation, the Chief Minister assured that he would extend invitation to ANSAM and UNC, which are imposing the total blockade along the National Highways, for holding talks to end the deadlock, the source said.

On its part, All Manipur Christian Organisation assured that every possible assistance would be extended toward facilitating talks with all the social organisations, the source conveyed.

The Chief Minister also communicated to the delegation that amendment of ADC Act can be carried out many times after the election is held, the source added.

Another source conveyed that the Chief Minister had also met a delegation of All India Tribal Students' Association today.

It may be noted here that Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and Nagaland Congress Committee had earlier decided to hold joint discussions with the representatives of civil organisations to bring about normalcy in Manipur.