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All-party meet in Manipur today on Naga issue
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 IMPHAL, Oct 21 - Taking serious note of media reports on a final solution to the Naga peace process that is likely to be signed by October 31, an all-party meeting has been convened in Imphal on Tuesday to discuss the issue, sources said.

The Manipur government is planning to convene another meeting with civil society organisations soon, the sources said on Monday.

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress has reiterated its stand on the issue. “The stand of the Congress is very clear. Any agreement with the government to bring a solution is welcome. But we cannot agree to any agreement that affects the state of Manipur,” said former deputy chief minister and Congress MLA Gaikhangam.

Gaikhangam, who is also the president of the Manipur Congress unit, told the media that his party will send two representatives to attend the all-party meeting on Tuesday and said they would also like to know the stand of the ruling BJP.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, Education Minister Th Radheshyam, who is also the state government spokesperson, said the government was still standing for the integrity of Manipur.

The United Committee Manipur organised an emergency public meeting on the peace talks in Imphal on Monday.

On Sunday, a joint meeting of all legislators of the coalition government in the state was held with Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the chair. The meeting discussed reports over the final agreement on the Naga peace process.

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