The National People's Party (NPP) expressed unhappiness over against non-invitation to the all political parties; meeting held on May 6 at chief minister secretariat regarding prevailing conflict in Manipur.
In a statement, the NPP Manipur said it is unfortunate that the NPP was not informed or invited to the all- political party meeting convened on May 6.
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The party considers the present standoff between Meitei community and Kuki as a "serious issues affecting the entire state and all the peoples residing in it," the NPP said.
It stated that the NPP has seven MLAs and is the second largest party after the BJP in Manipur.
And also, it stated that party vice-president Y Joykumar served as a police officer in various capacities, including DGP of the state, who successfully dealth with several similar situations.
Some of those situations are the Kuki-Naga conflict of 1990; Meitei-Pangak conflict of 1993; Meitei-Kuki conflict of 2006; the 2009 conflict. The statement mentioned that the Meitei-Kuki conflict 2006 was similar to the present one.
"The party would therefore, be in a position to contribute richly to the deliberation of all parties meeting to resolve the conflict," the NPP stated in the statement.
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It further pointed out that the present conflict is purely between Meiteis and Kukis, not involving any other ST communities. This needs to be clarified to the public and the national media as otherwise all the ST communities outside the state would also consider it against them, the NPP stated.
"The party considers that the lapses of not inviting NPP may be due to some mistake on the part of those arrangement," it stated.
The NPP further urged to the chief minister that in future to include the party in any all political parties meeting concerning the state and the welfare of its people by informing the party functionaries.
It stated that political party is located at Naoremthong, Imphal West and the relevant telephonic numbers of important functionaries also given on the press statement.