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The four-month long economic blockade that has crippled the state of Manipur will be lifted from Sunday midnight.The lifting of the indefinite blockade was resolved in a tripartite talk, involving United Naga Council (UNC), Manipur government and the Centre, reports ANI.

The lifting of the indefinite blockade was resolved in a tripartite talk, involving United Naga Council (UNC), Manipur government and the Centre, reports ANI.

The development comes after the newly sworn Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh on Friday extended an invitation to hold talks with the agitating leaders of the UNC party in the state.

Manipur has been reeling under the blockade imposed by the UNC on the two national highways connecting Manipur with Assam, Nagaland and Myanmar since November 2016.

Creation of seven new districts in Manipur prompted UNC to initiate the protests against the incumbent Ibobi Singh-led Congress government in the state. The blockade alienated the state from rest the supply chain and sky rocketed the prices beyond the reach of the common man.

 

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The meeting involved United Naga Council, GoI and Manipur govt in Senapati,Manipur. (ANI tweet)

 

Fighting the issue of the economic blockade was one of the primary agenda of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) assembly election campaign in Manipur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asserted that, if voted to power, BJP would end the economic blockade in the state within 48 hours.

BJP which came to the power in Manipur is led by N Biren Singh is slated to face the floor test on March 23 to prove his majority in the 60 member House.

First Published | 19 March 2017 6:42 PM
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