Shillong (Meghalaya), June 24 : NPP chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma, on Saturday urged the Centre to take necessary measures to restore normalcy in Manipur and ensure the safe return of those affected.
He made the appeal at a meeting called by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, to address the concerning situation in Manipur. During the meeting, various political parties, including the National People’s Party (NPP), expressed their concerns regarding the prevailing conditions in Manipur.
The Meghalaya CM informed that one of the primary concerns raised by the political party was the need for adequate relief materials for the affected population.
“We have also urged the government of India to ensure that all the relief materials that are needed by the people and all the other essential commodities which are required, we must make sure that the supply of these materials are done in a sufficient and smooth manner to all the locations and more importantly to the relief camps that are there,” the NPP chief said.
Sangma also added that it is important for all political parties, different organizations, religious groups, to reach out to all sections of society and to appeal for peace and tranquility in the State of Manipur.
Additionally, the Chief Minister called for strict actions against any armed groups involved in violent activities, urging the Government of India to bring them under control.
“We should also ensure that all different kinds of armed groups which are involved in any kind of violence, that strict action should be taken from the government of India side to ensure that none of them can go ahead with any kind of violent activities and to ensure that they are brought under control, so all different kind of armed groups which are creating different kinds of situation there must be brought under control and government of India must take necessary steps,” asserted Sangma.
He also proposed to the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister along with other political leaders, if feasible, to visit Manipur to personally address the situation and appeal to the people to strive for peace. Such a visit, according to Sangma, would go a long way in rebuilding trust and restoring normalcy in the state.
The Chief Minister further expressed a shared commitment among all attendees to work collaboratively and contribute in every possible way to establish peace in Manipur, all while considering the larger national interest.