By M.Devanand Sharma
Imphal(Manipur), Aug 4 : Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president TN Haokip has stated that MPCC will work together with North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) in finding a solution to the core issues confronting the state.
TN Haokip said that MPCC has been seeking the intervention of the President of India to resolve the issues on Framework Agreement, disputed border pillar, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the Manipur University crisis . As most of these issues are common for the entire northeast region, NECCC chairman Mukul Sangma has been intimated and a meeting of the Committee will be convened soon, he said.
During the meeting, a uniform resolution will be adopted which will be conveyed to the All India Congress Committee and pressure would be mounted to bring an amicable solution to the issues as soon as possible, TN Haokip maintained.
As NECCC is the combined force of the entire northeastern region, Haokip expressed confidence that the endeavour would be a success.
The Manipur issues could have been resolved easily had the central and state governments acted on them sooner, he questioned the reason behind the state government’s inability when BJP is ruling both at the Centre and the state. In fact, it is becoming clear that the central government does not care about the state BJP government, he observed.
Nonetheless, Congress party will try its level best in bringing an amicable solution to all the issues. MPCC had also walked out from the recently concluded assembly session when the opportunity to discuss state issue was not given. The party will again suggest ways to resolve the major issues of the state during the upcoming special session of the Assembly, the president stated.
Informing that he had just returned from participating in a meeting of AICC, the state Congress chief said that the meeting was called to formulate strategies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He said that the MPCC is sure to win the two MP seats in the state. The NDA government at the centre is nearing its end and soon Congress will hold the reins of power at the centre again. The impact will be felt in the northeastern states, the president asserted.