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File image of former Manipur CM O Ibobi Singh

A 15-member Manipur Congress delegation led by former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh reached New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah to raise their concern over Naga peace deal.

“We have come here to raise our concern over the Naga Peace Accord. We are afraid that territorial integrity of Manipur may be compromised in the peace accord,” Meghachandra Singh, a sitting MLA from Manipur told Northeast Now.  

The delegation has demanded that Government should disclose the contents of the framework Accord.

“If there is nothing to hide, why are they not disclosing the Accord? We believe they have signed the accord on October 31,” said Singh.

He added that the Assam Accord as well as Mizo Accord were disclosed when it was signed.

Singh said there is unrest in Manipur anticipating that Naga inhabited areas of the state would be incorporated in ‘Greater Nagalim’, a demand made by the NSCN (IM).

However, New Delhi has already clarified that there will be no compromise on the territorial integrity of other northeastern states.

“We will keep interest of other states in mind while signing the Naga Accord,” Union home minister Amit Shah recently had told chief ministers of Assam and Manipur Sarbananda Sonowal and N Biren Singh respectively.

The Manipur MLA also raised concern over incumbent Nagaland governor and Naga interlocutor RN Ravi’s intention.

“When Okram Ibobi Singh was the Manipur chief minister, Ravi once came to Imphal and asked Ibobi what’s the harm in giving Greater Nagalim,” said Singh.

The Congress delegation is also likely to meet party president Sonia Gandhi in this regard.

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