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Territorial integrity of Manipur not to be affected: CM

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IMPHAL, Dec 8 - The territorial integrity of Manipur would not be affected due to final settlement of Naga issue, according to Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

The Chief Minister who returned here on Friday after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his Assam and Arunachal Pradesh counterparts in Kolkata on Thursday, was speaking to reporters on the sideline of a function here.

cheque distribution function under state illness assistance scheme to the needy individuals at his official secretariat in Imphal.

�Actually, Rajnathji was trying to assess the concerns of these States,� said Biren. �We support the peace initiative but it should not affect the neighbouring States�, he added.

Biren said, �Being a neighbouring State, we�re all ready to help any kind of support and cooperation at resolving the issue but not at the cost of State�s territorial integrity and oneness of hill and valley people who have been living together since time immemorial.�

Informing that he had conveyed to the Union Home Minister that the people�s stand will be the government�s stand in Manipur, he added that his Assam and Arunachal counterparts also conveyed to the Union Home Minister that they would not endorse any agreement which may affect the territorial boundary of their respective States though they are ready to extend cooperation in settling the pending issue in Nagaland.

The meeting with the Union Home Minister was held ahead of a joint meeting between Home Minister and Chief Ministers of States bordering Bangladesh at Kolkata on some border issues.

Meanwhile, opposition Congress has demanded disclosure of the details of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN (IM) and Government of India. A sit-in demonstration was held in Imphal on Thursday in support of the demand.

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Territorial integrity of Manipur not to be affected: CM

IMPHAL, Dec 8 - The territorial integrity of Manipur would not be affected due to final settlement of Naga issue, according to Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

The Chief Minister who returned here on Friday after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his Assam and Arunachal Pradesh counterparts in Kolkata on Thursday, was speaking to reporters on the sideline of a function here.

cheque distribution function under state illness assistance scheme to the needy individuals at his official secretariat in Imphal.

�Actually, Rajnathji was trying to assess the concerns of these States,� said Biren. �We support the peace initiative but it should not affect the neighbouring States�, he added.

Biren said, �Being a neighbouring State, we�re all ready to help any kind of support and cooperation at resolving the issue but not at the cost of State�s territorial integrity and oneness of hill and valley people who have been living together since time immemorial.�

Informing that he had conveyed to the Union Home Minister that the people�s stand will be the government�s stand in Manipur, he added that his Assam and Arunachal counterparts also conveyed to the Union Home Minister that they would not endorse any agreement which may affect the territorial boundary of their respective States though they are ready to extend cooperation in settling the pending issue in Nagaland.

The meeting with the Union Home Minister was held ahead of a joint meeting between Home Minister and Chief Ministers of States bordering Bangladesh at Kolkata on some border issues.

Meanwhile, opposition Congress has demanded disclosure of the details of the Framework Agreement signed between NSCN (IM) and Government of India. A sit-in demonstration was held in Imphal on Thursday in support of the demand.