The ministers and MLAs representing the valley area of Manipur held a meeting with the Youth of Manipur on Saturday at Manipur Bhavan, New Delhi.
The meeting, which took place at 4 pm, focused on addressing pressing concerns and finding constructive solutions to the ongoing situation in Manipur. During the proceedings of the meeting, several key agreements were reached.
They are reiteration of commitment to no separate administration; ensuring security arrangements to prevent firing; and seeking audience with the Prime Minister.
Furthermore, all the MLAs and Ministers expressed their readiness to promptly return to Imphal to finalise point no. 3. However, certain individuals took to social media during the meeting and disseminated information that does not accurately represent the agreements reached. This action is deeply regrettable and constitutes a breach of trust, the statement of the MLAs said.
The Youth of Manipur also raised additional demands during the meeting, which were found to be unrelated to the core issues and, regrettably, unacceptable. These demands raised by Youth of Manipur include formation of a Regional Party; change of the chief minister; appointment of an Alternate Chief Minister; and request for a specific date for executing the agreed points.
The statement said, the demand to establish a regional political party was not deemed relevant to the current situation; the demand for a change of chief minister was outside the scope of the meeting's objectives; the suggestion to appoint an alternate chief minister was discussed but not agreed upon; and the demand for a specific timeline for the execution of the agreed points was made but remains under consideration.
At one point of time during the meeting, the members of Youth of Manipur got aggressive and tried to hit Minister L Susindro Meitei (Yaima) which was uncalled for and would invite legal action, the statement further said.
It is imperative to clarify that all participants in the meeting share a common identity as Manipuris, and the sentiments of everyone involved are equally affected by the current crisis.
The MLAs wish to emphasize unwavering commitment to resolving the issues in Manipur in the most amicable and constructive manner possible and call upon the youth and the people of Manipur to join hands in this collective endeavor and stand united for the betterment of Manipur, the statement added.