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BJP trying to find amicable solution in Manipur

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IMPHAL, Sept 7 � With the blockade on National Highways in Manipur�s Naga areas entering the fourth day on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party is exploring ways and means to bring about an amicable solution to the crisis in the border State.

BJP National General Secretary Tapir Gao, who air dashed here today to study the ground realities, will submit a detailed report to the party leadership in New Delhi.

Speaking to media persons here at BJP Manipur Pradesh office, Gao said, the NDA Government at the Centre in trying to resolve the situation has already sent three senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs to Manipur.

United Naga Council (UNC)�s indefinite ban on vehicular traffic and national projects in the Naga areas of Manipur was imposed on September 4. They are protesting the death of two persons in the August 30 Ukhrul firing and demanding the removal of prohibitory orders from Ukhrul.

�Since the matter has been taken up by the Centre seriously, the party is expecting a positive response,� said Gao, a former MP. He also appealed to the UNC to withdraw the blockade.

The senior BJP leader will be visiting Senapati tomorrow to meet and interact with the striking leaders of UNC in an effort to bring an amicable solution.

Meanwhile, the normal vehicular movement in the Manipur sector of the National Highways have remained severely affected for the last four days. However, on Saturday, around 300 trucks have been escorted by security personnel to bring in essential commodities.

Tapir Gao also informed that the party is going to fight the forthcoming Imphal municipal council polls, the by-election in Hiyanglam Assembly seat in Thoubal district and the ADC polls in the hill districts.

A State security meeting yesterday which was presided over by Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh reviewed the situation arising out of the UNC�s indefinite blockade on highways in the Naga areas of the State. However, what was discussed in the meeting was not known.

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BJP trying to find amicable solution in Manipur

IMPHAL, Sept 7 � With the blockade on National Highways in Manipur�s Naga areas entering the fourth day on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party is exploring ways and means to bring about an amicable solution to the crisis in the border State.

BJP National General Secretary Tapir Gao, who air dashed here today to study the ground realities, will submit a detailed report to the party leadership in New Delhi.

Speaking to media persons here at BJP Manipur Pradesh office, Gao said, the NDA Government at the Centre in trying to resolve the situation has already sent three senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs to Manipur.

United Naga Council (UNC)�s indefinite ban on vehicular traffic and national projects in the Naga areas of Manipur was imposed on September 4. They are protesting the death of two persons in the August 30 Ukhrul firing and demanding the removal of prohibitory orders from Ukhrul.

�Since the matter has been taken up by the Centre seriously, the party is expecting a positive response,� said Gao, a former MP. He also appealed to the UNC to withdraw the blockade.

The senior BJP leader will be visiting Senapati tomorrow to meet and interact with the striking leaders of UNC in an effort to bring an amicable solution.

Meanwhile, the normal vehicular movement in the Manipur sector of the National Highways have remained severely affected for the last four days. However, on Saturday, around 300 trucks have been escorted by security personnel to bring in essential commodities.

Tapir Gao also informed that the party is going to fight the forthcoming Imphal municipal council polls, the by-election in Hiyanglam Assembly seat in Thoubal district and the ADC polls in the hill districts.

A State security meeting yesterday which was presided over by Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh reviewed the situation arising out of the UNC�s indefinite blockade on highways in the Naga areas of the State. However, what was discussed in the meeting was not known.