Preliminary talk with ANSAM at Senapati likely on August 1
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 30: To break the deadlock and bring about an amicable solution to the economic blockade which has already entered the 49th day, the SPF Government has sent a missive to the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur that it is ready to send a representative to hold preliminary talk at Senapati district headquarters on August 1.The missive sent by the Secretary to the Chief Minister Binod Kispotta was received by ANSAM today at 11 am.

Confirming the receipt of the missive from the Government side, ANSAM general secretary Robert T Maram said that an official missive from the Government suggested a preliminary talk at Senapati district headquarters on August 1.The Government suggested that the preliminary talk be held between the student body and a representative of the Government on August 1.Maram informed that a meeting of ANSAM will be held tomorrow to discuss the overture of the Government so that a collective decision may be taken.

When The Sangai Express contacted an MLA from the SPF Government, the MLA said that a final decision on who should be the representative is yet to be taken.

A highly placed source informed The Sangai Express that the Government is yet to name the representative.

It is also not clear whether a team will be sent or it will just be a one member representative.

However the representative will not be someone from the Naga community, said the source.

One MLA however informed The Sangai Express that the representative is likely to be a team of an MLA and a Minister.

Meanwhile the repairing work of the Barak suspension bridge may be finalised by tomorrow, said a well placed source.

If all goes well then the bridge may be opened to traffic on Monday.