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Biren reiterates govt’s appeal for talks with outfits

Biren reiterates govt’s appeal for talks with outfits
Manipur CM N Biren Singh at an interaction session with scholars of the Chief Minister s Coaching Scheme for Civil Service Aspirants in Imphal on Saturday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, FEB 8 | Publish Date: 2/8/2020 12:34:48 PM IST

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday reiterated the government’s appeal to the armed groups in Manipur to come to the negotiating table.

Singh also hinted of a group of armed insurgents coming to the negotiating table.

Talking to reporters on the sideline of a function in Imphal today, Singh claimed that peace is returning in the northeast region of the country citing the signing of peace accord with the Bodos in Assam.

He added that ULFA is also on the verge of coming to the peace talks and added that time has come in  Manipur too for insurgent groups to come forward and initiate peace talks with the Centre. Singh then urged people of different walks of life to urge armed underground groups to come to the negotiating table.

He asserted that there was no other option other than political dialogue to resolve armed struggle while claiming that armed struggle across the globe were resolved through dialogue.

He claimed the signing of peace accord with the Bodos in Assam as a great achievement of the government at the Centre.

Earlier, the chief minister said that every hard work will pay off if you focus on what you want to achieve during an interaction session with scholars of the Chief Minister’s Coaching Scheme for Civil Service Aspirants held at GM Hall, Imphal today.

He stated that the purpose of getting education was not to go after government jobs but to become a responsible citizen. 

He maintained that people of the state were filled with enormous talents and these talents are exceptional. “We need to groom the students and youths of the State for a better tomorrow,” he added.

The chief minister further stated that the Chief Minister’s Coaching Scheme was introduced with an objective to provide the much needed support to those deserving and meritorious students of the state. 

“It is indeed happy to see that many students from humble background are getting the benefits of the scheme,” he added.

Stating that the primary objective of the present government was to fulfil the aspirations of the people, Singh said that the government has implemented human oriented schemes such as CHMT etc. for the welfare of the people. 

He added that around 1.5 lakh families have been benefited so far under the scheme.

During the function, the students introduced themselves before the chief ministerand  expressed gratitude to the chief minister and the state government for implementing the scheme. 

Students also shared their suggestions , opinions and grievances to the chief minister.

It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Coaching worth over Rs one crore was launched in March last year. 


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