New Manipur CM assures Naga blockade will be lifted
Morung Express | IANS | Imphal, March 15
Manipurís new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday said his first priority is to get lifted the indefinite economic blockade of the state imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). He was speaking to reporters shortly after his swearing-in at Raj Bhavan here.
The indefinite economic blockade imposed in the state from November 1, 2016, has caused immense hardships to the common people. The United Naga Council imposed it to protest the incumbent Congress governmentís move to create two new districts of Sadar Hills and Jiribam, where the Nagas have substantial presence.
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