ANSAM declines CM's talk offer
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, June 26: The All Naga Students' Association of Manipur (ANSAM) has today turned down Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh's offer to hold parleys to resolve the ongoing indefinite economic blockade on National Highways 39 and 53.The invitation was sent to the students' body through Senapati Superintendent of Police (SP) yesterday.

Therefusal to meet the CM was also conveyed through the SP today.

ANSAM vice president Ngachonmi Chamroi while talking to The Sangai Express said that the student body's president Paul Langhu while appreciating the talk offer of the Chief Minister, expressed his inability to hold talk with the Government until and unless the State Government revokes the declaration of June 18 as State Integrity Day as well as a State holiday.

The ANSAM president also expressed his desire to resolve the issue with mutual respect, Ngachonmi added.

The Chief Minister through his letter vide No.1/25/2005/CM dated June 22 invited the Naga student leaders to hold talks over the issue.

On the recent issue of submitting a memorandum to the Prime Minister by Naga MPs and MLAs of Manipur expressing their support to the ongoing GoI and NSCN (IM) talks and Naga integration, the ANSAM vice-president said, �it is the aspiration of the Nagas to live under one political unit.

So if any Naga representatives append their signatures in support of the people's aspiration, there is nothing wrong with it�.

He added that it will be unfortunate if the Naga representatives are victimised on the floor of the House during the ongoing Assembly session as some members have demanded the names of the MPs and MLAs who have appended their signatures.