Cabinet reaffirms 'no entry' stand
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 07 2010: A Cabinet meeting held today has once again reaffirmed the State Govt's standing decision of disallowing NSCN (IM) General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah from visiting Manipur.

A senior Minister in the SPF Ministry said that the Cabinet decision adopted earlier with regard to Muivah's plan visit was reaffirmed today and the whole proceedings of today's Cabinet was sent to the Union Home Secretary through the Chief Secretary.

It is reported that the State Government has once again asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to persuade Muivah to call off his plan to visit Manipur.

During the Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, details of his meeting with Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister AK Antony at Delhi yesterday were deliberated at length.

Notably, the Chief Minister also had a meeting with Ahmed Patel, Advisor to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi about the prevailing situation in Manipur.

During his meeting with the Union Ministers at Delhi yesterday, Chief Minister Ibobi was urged to make way for Muivah to visit Manipur, conveyed the senior Minister.

At this, Ibobi candidly told the Union Ministers that even though he was the Chief Minister he could not review a Cabinet decision alone.

He told them that the matter will be put up before the Cabinet before any decision is taken.