All Pol Party seeks Delhi's help
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 17: The all political party meeting convened today resolved on seeking Central Government's intervention in solving the economic blockade impasse and appeal to the blockade sponsor ANSAM to call of the agitation in the interest of the general public besides deciding to depute an all political delegation to New Delhi to apprise the Central leaders.

According to an informed source, representatives of various political parties also expressed their annoyance at the State Govt convening the meeting when the situation had gone out of hand.

The meeting held with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in the chair discussed the situation arising out of the blockade and the political leaders expressed that Centre�s intervention had become indispensable in view of the ANSAM agitation assuming proportion of violation of democratic principles.

The CM is informed to have repeated his comments presented on the floor of the House regarding declaration of June 18 as State Integrity Day.

The source also conveyed of the political leaders suggesting to the Chief Minister to consult the Union Home Minister for Central Govt intervention in solving the impasse to ease the burden faced by the common people.

In addition to adopting resolutions to urge ANSAM to call off its agitation in view of inconveniences faced by the public the meeting also prevailed upon the CM to apply all available resources to procure essential commodities and ensure sufficient food stocks.

The meeting also appreciated the positive response and assurances from the nagaland and Assam Chief Ministers to protect goods carriers at their respective States while insisting that the State Govt adopt appropriate measures to prevent recurrence of highway disturbances in the future.

Appeals were also made to the general public to exercise maximum restraint so as to preserve cordial relationships amongst various communities living in the State.