Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday to provide an update on the “evolving situation” in Manipur. Mr Singh, who arrived in Delhi from Imphal on Sunday, said that the state and central governments have been able to control the violence to a “great extent.”
In a tweet, Chief Minister Singh expressed gratitude to Home Minister Shah for his close supervision and support, which has resulted in a significant reduction in violence over the past week. He highlighted that there have been no casualties reported since 13 June due to the ongoing efforts.
During the meeting, Amit Shah assured the Chief Minister that the central government would take all necessary steps to restore normalcy in Manipur. He emphasized the importance of sustained efforts towards achieving lasting peace and called for the cooperation of all stakeholders in the state.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Swaraj, Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, and Speaker Th Satyabrata Singh during the meeting with the Home Minister.
This meeting comes a day after the home minister chaired an all-party meeting in New Delhi over the situation in Manipur. Eighteen political parties, four MPs from the northeast, and two Chief Ministers from the region attended the three-hour-long discussion.
The home minister told the all-party meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been monitoring the situation in violence-hit state since day one and providing guidance to find a solution with sensitivity to find a solution to the problem.
He highlighted that the situation in Manipur is gradually returning to normal, with no reported fatalities since 13 June.
The Home Minister called for the cooperation of all political parties in defusing the situation and restoring peace and trust among the various communities in Manipur at the earliest. He reaffirmed the commitment of the Modi government to resolve the issues in Manipur by fostering inclusivity and unity among all stakeholders.