By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | May 19
Manipur government, Centre and United Naga Council (UNC) today held the second round of tripartite talks on the issue of creation of new districts and reaffirmed the first point agreed during the first round of tripartite talk held on March 19 on the issue of new district creation.
The talk was held at the conference hall of district rural development agency located at Senapati town today. Today also both sides signed a four point agreement.
Manipur government was represented by chief secretary O. Nabakishore Singh, additional chief secretary (home) J. Suresh Babu and commissioner (works) K. Radhakumar Singh.
Union home ministry’s joint secretary (Northeast) Satyendra Garg was present during today’s meeting.
The agreement was signed by the three government officials, home ministry official, president of UNC Gaidon Kamei, general secretary S. Milan, president of All Naga Students Association, Manipur Seth Shatsang and president of Naga Women Union Asha Wungnam.
Satyendra Garg also signed the agreement.
The first agreement said the focal point number of 1 of agreement arrived at the tripartite talks on March 19 is reaffirmed by both the parties.
In that agreement the state government acknowledged the grievances of the UNC and agreed to start consultation and dialogue with all stake holders to redress the grievances on the issue of district reorganisation.
Today’s second agreement said “it was also agreed that the Government of Manipur would be represented at the political level in the next round of talks.”
The third agreement said till an amicable settlement to the issue of the creation of the new districts is arrived at the Government of Manipur and United Naga Council will mutually respect the points agreed upon in the tripartite talks held on 19 th March, 2017.
The two parties also agreed to hold the next round of talks at Senapati within one month.