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Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 19 2010: Group leader of the CPI(M) in Lok Sabha Basudeb Acharia (MP) and the party's Central Committee Member Noorul Huda met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on June 18 afternoon at new Delhi and submitted a representation on the grave situation in Manipur, said a CPI(M) Manipur State Committee statement.

While conveying that the Union Home Minister expressed his concern on the present development in Manipur and assured the Centre's resolve to 'enforce disciplines' to break the road blockade on NH-39 and NH-53, the State unit statement further quoted Chidambaram as telling the CPI delegation that it is the responsibility of manipur Govt to improve law and order situation in the State.

The Govts of Manipur and Nagaland are rigid on their respective stands, the Union Minister reportedly said.

On his part, Basudeb Acharia expressed that illegal activities of Naga student organisations should not be tolerated and writ of the Centre should equally run in all the States in the North Eastern Region of India.

While suggesting that the Centre should consider the genuine demands of transport operators of manipur on their safety aspect as well as extend compensation for those trucks which were set on fire on NH-39 by miscreants, Acharia also desired that the Central Govt accord top priority on development of highway roads and bridges of Manipur.

He also mentioned that the CPI (M) is firmly opposed to the demand for Nagalim and is in favour of retaining the present borders and integrity of States of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and urged the Central to convince NSCN (IM) and others about the impracticability of dividing the States to form Greater nagaland/Nagalim, the State unit release added.