Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NSCN (IM) leaders in New Delhi. (File photo)

The Manipur Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to demand disclosure of the contents of a pact signed between the central government and the NSCN-IM in 2015 which some states fear will affect their territorial integrity.

Cutting across party lines, the ruling BJP and opposition Congress members demanded that the territorial integrity of Manipur be maintained and sought the disclosure of the contents of the Framework Agreement.

A four-member committee was also set up to prepare a memorandum to be submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

The debate and discussion in the Assembly was initiated by opposition MLA Kh Joykishan after assembly Speaker converted his call attention motion on the concern of the people of Manipur due to the inability of the government to spell out the details of the framework agreement between NSCN (IM) and centre, into a short duration discussion following comments from senior members of the house.

After listening to comments and observation by as many as 17 ruling and opposition legislators including Opposition leader O Ibobi Singh, Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed the house that his government would continue to urge the central authority to reveal the contents of the Framework agreement to the general public.

Biren also agreed to the proposals of taking a resolution in the house to submit a memorandum to the centre in this regard besides taking a resolution to protect the territorial integrity of the state as done in previous sittings.

Besides Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, Consumer Affairs Minister Karam Shyam, MLAs L Radhakishor, S Rajen, Dr S Ranjan, Awangbou Newmai, P Sharatchandra and S Subhaschandra took part in the discussion from the ruling side while and MLAs Gaikhangam, Gobindas Konthoujam, K Ranjit, K Meghachandra, Md Abdul Nasir, Th Lokeshwor, Ak Mirabai, Dr Chaltolien Amo participated from opposition bench in the discussion.

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