Meghalaya CM-led NPP delegation meets HM Amit Shah in Delhi to discuss Manipur political crisis

Meghalaya CM-led NPP delegation meets HM Amit Shah in Delhi to discuss Manipur political crisis

SHILLONG | JUNE 24, 2020: 

A delegation of the National People's Party (NPP) led by its National President and Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, and Manipur Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joy Kumar Singh met the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss the prevailing political turmoil in Manipur.

This was informed by Assam Minister and Convener of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma, who tweeted that both the BJP and the NPP will continue to work together for the development of Manipur.

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It may be mentioned that Conrad had gone to Manipur along with Himanta on Sunday to review the situation in the state following the resignation of three BJP MLAs and the decision of six legislators including four NPP ministers to withdraw support from the N. Biren Singh-led government recently.

On his return to Shillong on Monday, the swab sample of the Chief Minister was collected. The report, which was received on the same evening, turned out to be negative. 

Based on the report, the Health Department had granted permission to the CM to travel to Manipur again and from there, to New Delhi.

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CM's visit to Manipur is "official": Prestone Tyngsong

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong today termed the visit of Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma to Manipur, to resolve the prevailing political crisis in the state as 'official'.

"If you say politics is not official then which one is non-official? Politically he (Conrad) is the National President of NPP," Tynsong said while reacting to a question here on Wednesday.

According to him, both Conrad and Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma had to rush to Manipur again due to the prevailing situation in the state. 

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"The two political leaders are making efforts to resolve the ongoing political turmoil in Manipur. Even the people of Manipur will suffer. Why shouldn't we consider the CM's visit as official?" Tynsong said.

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