Manipur: Students’ Union defer bandh call after “fruitful discussion” with CM

ATSUM members have agreed to suspend the proposed 48-hour bandh from November 5.
Manipur: Students’ Union defer bandh call after “fruitful discussion” with CM
CM Biren Singh in discussion with ATSUM members

IMPHAL

The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) have deferred their proposed 48-hour strike from November 5 that was supposed to include the halting of all ongoing national projects.

According to a release from ATSUM, a meeting was said to have been held in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, cabinet colleagues and representatives of the Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills to discuss regarding the timely conduct of the ADC (Autonomous District Council) election.

Chief Minister Biren Singh posted on Facebook that he had a “fruitful discussion” with ATSUM members on their demand for timely elections of the ADCs (Autonomous District Councils) in Manipur.

It further said that, “ Consequent upon the assurance given by the Chief Minister of Manipur that the demand of the ATSUM to hold the ADC elections on time and that no further extension will be given to the present term of the ADC shall be considered immediately in the next cabinet meeting after the by-elections, ATSUM has agreed to defer their proposed agitation from November 5, 2020 for the time being.”

The Chief Minister also said that a cabinet meeting will discuss their demand and a concrete decision will be taken, just after the upcoming by-elections. The ATSUM have agreed to suspend the proposed 48-hour bandh from November 5.

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