State cabinet calls all party meeting; decides against formation of state unit of NPF

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IMPHAL, May 26: The state cabinet in a special meeting held this morning chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh at his official cabinet chamber has decided against the plans of a Nagaland ministerial team led by the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, to enter Senapati district for launching of a new extension office of the Naga People`™s Front, NPF at the district headquarter on May 28.

According to a source, the state cabinet has decided to stop the launching ceremony considering the delicate nature of the issue which could even led to a communal disturbance in the state and interference of the political leaders from the neighbouring state to the internal matters of the state.

The cabinet meeting which was held this morning taking into consideration the seriousness of the issue was attended by almost all cabinet ministers of the state and deliberated on the issue.

The meeting further decided that the Chief Minister will request for intervention from the Prime Minister of India and the union home minister to advise his counterpart from the neighbouring Nagaland state to differ with his plans to open up his political party the Naga People`™s Front in the state.

The source further stated that after intimation to the Prime Minister, the state cabinet has further instructed the state Chief Secretary to convey the same cabinet decisions to the OSD of Nagaland Chief Minister at the earliest.

Meanwhile, another official source has confirmed the intimation of the cabinet decision to the Nagaland OSD through the state chief secretary late this evening explaining all the decisions of the state cabinet regarding the issue and to disallow the proposed visit of the Nagaland ministerial team into the state to launched the state unit of the political party NPF at Senapati district.

Further considering the political factor of the issue and the challenged imposed by the proposed visit to the state, the state cabinet has decided to an all political party meeting under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister O Ibobi to chalk out a possible and amicable political strategy to face the issue.

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