No headway in district creation issue

No headway in district creation issue
Participants of the tripartite talk on district creation in Senapati on Saturday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 1 | Publish Date: 9/1/2018 12:26:25 PM IST

Tripartite talks involving Centre, Manipur government and United Naga Council (UNC) failed to make headway in resolving contentious issue on new district creation on Saturday.

The ninth round of tripartite talks over UNC’s demand for revocation of creation of seven new districts by the state government was held at DRDA hall of Senapati district headquarters.

Discussions have been postponed till first week of December 2018 after state government assured to come up with definite concrete plans in the next round of talks. 

Saturday’s talk was held under the chair of Satyendra Garg, joint secretary (NE) of Union minister of home affairs.

Representatives of state government, during Saturday’s talks, said that it could not come with a concrete proposal because of urgent issues before the government and requested for some more time. 

At the same time, the representatives conveyed that the state government understood the sentiments of UNC and assured that it will come out with definite concrete plans in the next meeting.

The meeting concluded after the parties agreed to hold the next round of talks in the first week of December, 2018.

During the talk, agreements made earlier in the previous talks were reviewed while the UNC exhibited its firm stand on its demand on the roll back to creation of new districts.

Manipur government was represented by state agriculture minister V Hangkhanlian, education minister Thokchom Radheshyam and public health engineering (PHE) minister Losii Dikho.

The 11-member team of the UNC was led by its president Gaidon Kamei. 

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