Imphal: The Janata Dal (United) has strongly reacted to a comment reportedly made by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga.
According to the JD(U), the Mizoram chief minister had called for “unification of Zo areas”. The JD(U) said it was a direct challenge to the unity of Manipur. The JD(U) termed the reported comment of the Mizoram chief minister as “unfortunate and irresponsible”.
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A media report said that Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, during a meeting of Mizo National Front (MNF), had reportedly said that, “while any state government cannot directly interfere in the internal affairs of a state like Manipur, the unification of all the contiguous areas inhabited by Zo tribes has been one of the main objectives of the founding leaders of the MNF.”
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Reacting to this, Manipur unit president of the JD(U), Ksh Biren said that the statement made by the Mizoram chief minister is “uncalled for and irresponsible” as head of a state, especially during a trying time as in Manipur today.
Ksh Biren then alleged that the MNF meeting in Mizoram was also attended by one of the “Kuki-Chin” MLAs of Manipur.
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