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Ibobi adamant on denying Muivah entry

By Sobhapati Samom

IMPHAL,May 22 � Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has reaffirmed the Government�s stand on the visit of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to the State.

Chief Minister responding to a question while addressing a hurriedly-called press conference here this evening, said, �Our stand is very clear, we�ll not allow his entry under any circumstances�.

Responding to another question, he further informed that his Government is trying it�s best to defuse the ongoing situation in the State and if necessary the security forces which were presently being deployed at Mao Gate,an important border commercial town bordering Nagaland�s Khuzama village, will be withdrawn.

Appealing to the civil society organisations to monitor and stop the unwanted activities of the blockade and counter blockade supporters in public interest, he said his government is minutely monitoring the ongoing situation every alternate day by holding joint meeting with the Council of Ministers and top brass of the security forces.

�We�re monitoring the situation every alternative day besides charting out plans to bring in essential commodities through various routes or means leading to the state�, he said.

The Government is even trying to contact the concerned Union Ministries to transport essential commodities through Indo-Myanmar route (110 km) or Imphal-Jiribam sector of NH-53 (220 km) or Guite road sector of NH 150(550) km.

�Yes,we�re not thinking of short term plan but a long term plan� he replied.

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