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No urgency for special Assembly Session: Mnp govt

Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 20 | Publish Date: 8/20/2018 11:44:05 AM IST

Manipur government spokesperson and works minister Th Bishwajit Monday said that Parliamentary Standing Committee had mentioned nothing about Centre’s intention to agree on extension of Article 371(A) of Indian Constitution in Naga inhabited areas of neighbouring states of Nagaland. 

In this regard, the spokesperson reiterated that for the time being,  there was no need to convene a special session of the state Assembly to discuss the issue. 

The state government has already passed resolutions to safeguard the territorial integrity of Manipur on many occasions.

Addressing a news conference at his official quarters in Imphal, the government spokesperson lambasted opposition Congress for attacking the government and misleading the people on the Framework Agreement which the Centre had signed with the NSCN (I-M).

“The Congress is doing business with Framework Agreement. It is not the BJP but the Congress that is trying to disintegrate Manipur,” he alleged.

Bishwajit said that what the Parliamentary Standing Committee had discussed on the Framework Agreement was no more a secret one. It has been opened after it was tabled in the Parliament.

Centre’s interlocutor RN Ravi submitted only a report on the status of the Framework Agreement to the Parliamentary Standing Committee and the committee in its report mentioned nothing about extension of Article 371(A) of the Indian Constitution.

In the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, it was mentioned that people of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh need not worry about the final come out of the Framework Agreement, the spokesperson claimed.

 “If necessity arises, the Assembly session will be convened. To protect the territorial integrity of the state and not to allow any force to disintegrate the state is the firm of the BJP-led government,” he said.


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