SENAPATI, June 26 (NNN): The United Naga Council (UNC) will begin series of meetings including the presidential meeting and the consultative meeting on “Naga poltical issue” will begin from July 3 onwards at Senapati district headquarters. Well placed sources said the meeting will dwell on the Alternative Arrangement issue demanded by the Nagas of Manipur pending Naga political issue settlement.
According to the sources, the UNC will convene first its presidential meeting on July 3 followed by series of consultative meetings on Naga ‘political issue’.
Earlier, the United Naga Council (UNC) had scheduled to have the meeting on June 21 at Senapati district headquarters to review and study thoroughly the Alternative Arrangement demanded by the ‘Nagas in Manipur’, but it was postponed due to inevitable situation.
Few days ago, the UNC source had said that if need be the UNC might go for a concerted mass movement to press for Alternative Arrangement.
On May 6 at Mso Gate, UNC president L Adani had said that the Government of India would place a “special committee” or high level committee to examine the ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas of Manipur after the 16th Lok Sabha election process got over.
It can be recalled here that on February 6, the United Naga Council (UNC)’s demand for the ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas of Manipur was elevated to a ‘political level’. The 7th round ‘tripartite talks’ involving the Government of India, the Government of Manipur and the United Naga Council (UNC) was held at Senapati on February 6, 2014.
That day’s development was significant because the previous six rounds were mere meetings of UNC leaders with the bureaucrats for which reason the Naga body was fuming. The UNC had expressed then that the February 6 talk was a cordial one although no concrete decision was arrived at.
Regarding the February 6 talks, Shambhu Singh, Home Secretary (NE- in Charge), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) led the Government of India’s delegation. The ministerial team of the Manipur Government was led by Govindas Konthoujam, Industries minister. Francis Ngajokpa, minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and N. Biren, MLA.