Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday said the Centre had assured that the state’s territorial integrity would not be affected as a result of Naga peace deal.
A delegation led by N Biren had gone to New Delhi last Friday to meet central leaders following protests in the state against the disintegration of Manipur by the Indo-Naga settlement.
Chief minister Singh said Union home minister Amit Shah had “categorically” reiterated that territorial integrity of Manipur would not be affected.
Singh made an appeal to the people to maintain peace in the state.
“We firmly believe in the commitment given by our leaders and we honour them as the BJP is committed to the welfare of the people,” Singh told reporters in Imphal after returning from New Delhi.
He said the Centre will soon invite stakeholders in Manipur for consultation before signing the final agreement with Naga groups.
Singh further said the state government will also hold a meeting with the civic bodies concerned in a couple of days.
The Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) has been demanding a special assembly session to take a resolution to protect Manipur’s integrity.