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Senapati: Tripartite talks end inconclusively

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By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2014 11:28 pm
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Correspondent
IMPHAL, February 6

The 7th tripartite talk involving the United Naga Council(UNC),state and central governments concluded on a cordial note at Manipur’s Senapati district headquarters, 60km north of Imphal today.The 7th tripartite talk which was initiated on the demand of an ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas in Manipur, was held today at DRDA Conference hall, Senapati following a notification issued by Union Minister of Home Affairs(MHA) in the wake of UNC’s threat to disturb the national projects in Manipur.
The talk was a cordial one although no concrete decision was arrived in the day’s meet, according to General Secretary Gaidon Kamei of the UNC. The public would be informed when any developments took place on the issue.
Home Secretary (NE- in Charge) Shambhu Singh of MHA was in charge of the Government of India’s delegation while the ministerial team of the Manipur Government was led by Manipur Industries Minister Govindas Konthoujam and Minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Francis Ngajokpa and MLA Nongthombam Biren.
Later speaking to media, the Chairman of Alternative Arrangement Committee for the Manipur Nagas, Paul Leo remarked that the arrival of the Ministerial team itself signifies a positive sign of development and a step forward in the right direction.
The day’s talk concluded after two hours following request from the Union Home Secretary due to an urgent situation along the Assam- Arunachal border. The central and state government delegates however declined to comment on the outcome of the talks.
In previous talks, bureaucrats were the main participants and thus they were unable to take definite decisions on the demand of Alternative Arrangement for the Nagas in Manipur.
The discussion about the arrangement would now be between the Union Ministry and State Government as all documents were submitted to the Ministers.
The day’s talk concluded after two hours following request from the Union Home Secretary due to an urgent situation along the Assam- Arunachal border. The central and state government delegates however declined to comment on the outcome of the talks.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2014 11:28:57 pm