Newmai News Network
Imphal: A ministerial team led by Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday left Imphal for Delhi by a special flight to call on Union Home minister Amit Shah.
The Union Home minister had reportedly invited the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues to discuss ways to bring solution to the ongoing nearly four-month old conflict while assessing the prevailing situation in the trouble-ridden state.
Among others, ministers who accompanied the chief minister included Forest minister Th Bishwajit, Works minister K Govindas, RD and PR minister Y Khemchand, Health minister Dr S Ranjan and PHE minister L Sushildro.
Speaker of Manipur legislative assembly, Th Satyabarta and Manipur BJP president A Sarda Devi also accompanied the chief minister.
The team left Imphal by a special flight around 10.30 am. The team is likely to back Imphal today itself.
Whether remaining ministers will join the meeting with the Union minister could not be confirmed from the source.
The scheduled meeting is considered to be a crucial one as the session of the state Assembly session is scheduled to be held on August 29 and the Biren government would need to table a detailed account on the chain of violence and the steps being taken up to resolve the conflict.
The visit of the ministerial team led by the chief minister came barely two days after the Union Home minister reportedly had a telephonic conversation with the chief minister to enquire about the present law and order situation of the state, a source said.
Meanwhile, a team of Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) led by its convener Jeetendra Ningomba left Imphal for Delhi on Thursday to meet Union Home minister Amit Shah. The 15-member team was invited by the Union Home minister for talks on the crisis unfolding in the state.
They left Imphal by a flight around 11 am. The Union Home minister will hold talks with the COCOMI team this evening around 8 pm after he met with a ministerial team led by chief minister N Biren Singh.
The COCOMI, in a statement to media on Wednesday, informed that leaders of the apex body of civil society organisation was invited by Union Home minister Amit Shah to hold a discussion on the ongoing violence in the state.
Informing that a 15-member team of the committee would meet the Union Home minister, COCOMI had said that the team is also planning to meet other Central leaders during their camping at the national capital.
It added that COCOMI is ready to table a detailed account of the violence unfolding in the state to the Union Home minister while asserting that the demand for a separate administration raised by the Kukis in Manipur is ill-legitimate.