A delegation of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee requested Manipur governor Najma Heptulla to take initiative so as to protect the territorial integrity of the state Credit: Twitter

Imphal: Ahead of the crucial NSCN (IM)-Centre peace parleys in New Delhi, a high-level delegation from the state unit of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, through state governor, on Monday.

A delegation of the MPCC submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah on the ongoing Naga peace talks and its possible fallout on Manipur.

Submitting the memorandum to Manipur governor Najma Heptulla, the MPCC delegation demanded the Centre to take initiative so that the territorial integrity of Manipur shouldn’t be affected because of the ongoing Naga peace talks.

There are reports that an all-party team is planning to meet Central leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah to put pressure so that the Naga peace talks don’t affect the territorial integrity of Manipur. It is also reported that a team of Manipur BJP has already left for Manipur to fix appointment with Modi, Shah, etc.

The Manipur state unit of Congress party also submitted a memorandum to PM, through state governor Najma Heptulla on Monday

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Earlier on Friday, the memorandum drafting sub-committee on the Naga peace talks, led by deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Singh, called on chief minister N Biren Singh in Imphal. It may be noted that the drafting sub-committee was formed during the all-party meet held on October 22.

The final countdown has already begun as leaders from both the Centre and NSCN-IM are meeting in New Delhi on Monday to break the deadlock in the ongoing Naga political talks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already set October 31, 2019 as the deadline to conclude the negotiation with all Naga groups.

Monday’s meeting assumes significance as both the NSCN-IM and the Centre will be meeting for the third time during the month of October this year. Both the meetings previously concluded inconclusively as both the parties failed to amicably settle the insurgent outfit’s demands for a separate flag and constitution.

Sources in the Union home ministry informed EastMojo that the Central team will be represented by Naga peace process interlocutor and Nagaland governor RN Ravi and senior officials of the ministry, while NSCN-IM will be represented by ‘Ato kilonser’ and outfit’s general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.

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