SENAPATI/IMP, May 18: The United Naga Council (UNC), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the State Government of Manipur are all set to resume the ‘tripartite talk’ on the district creation issue on Friday, May 19, at Senapati town.
According to sources, an 11-member UNC team will be led by its president Gaidon Kamei while Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in charge of North East will lead the Government of India team.
The State Government team will be led by Chief Secretary O Nabakishore.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu and Commissioner (Works) K Radhakumar would also take part in the tripartite talk of which the United Naga Council (UNC) is the second party.
The talks will be held at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Senapati from 10.30 am.
Meanwhile, security measures have been enhanced in the district headquarters of Senapati since this evening ahead of the ‘tripartite talks’.
UNC president, Gaidon Kamei reiterated today that the position from their side is clear on the issue. He also asserted that “whatever may be the reason there is no question of compromising our stand and position”.
During the March 19 tripartite talk the “grievances of UNC that led to the imposition of economic blockade were recognised as non-adherence to the four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and the Government of India assurance on the matter”. In that talk “the Manipur Government agreed to start consultation with all stakeholders to redress the same”. Following this, the UNC lifted the four and a half months old economic blockade on the National Highways linking Manipur from the midnight of March 19.
In the last tripartite talk on March 19 in Senapati it was agreed upon that the “next round of tripartite talks will be resumed within a month’s time at political level”. The one month’s time had lapsed on April 19.
Source: The Sangai Express