UCM meets Governor, CM to discuss situation
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 31: Representatives of the UCM held extensive discussion with the Governor and Chief Minister on the prevailing situation arising out of the ongoing economic blockade yesterday.

According to a UCM statement, a five member delegation accepted an invitation from the Governor for a meeting and briefed Dr SS Sidhu on the difficulties faced by the general public due to the ANSAM sponsored agitation.

The Governor was also urged to intimate the Centre on the ground reality as negligence at the current juncture might lead to the situation going out of hand, said the statement.

While the UCM delegates highlighted to the Governor of NSCN (IM) instigating and actively enforcing the ANSAM blockade Dr Sidhu conveyed of detailed report of the Manipur situation being sent to the Central leaders.

Dr Sidhu, said UCM was also urged to take strong initiative in developing and improving NH-53 as well as NH-150 as NSCN (IM) frequently creating nuisance and harassing transport operators on the State�s lifelines necessitates preparedness to prevent people of Manipur to live at the mercy of the underground organisation.

During the meeting with the CM the UCM team is informed to have insisted on O Ibobi Singh to take all possible measures for expeditious end to the current impasse as well as to dispense his duties in the true spirit and ethics of holding the office.

Reiterating involvement of NSCN (IM) in the ongoing blockade the UCM referring to GoI-NSCN (IM) ceasefire extension also asked the CM to be wary of �double standard� policy of the Central Government.