NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah calls an all party meeting on Manipur amid opposition’s questions on PM’s silence

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, called an all-party meeting on June 24 to address the situation in Manipur, nearly 50 days after ethnic violence broke out in the state. This meeting is the Centre’s first attempt to reach out to all political parties about Manipur.

On Wednesday, the Union Home Ministry tweeted that the meeting would take place in Delhi at 3 p.m. In the ongoing conflict in the northeastern state, more than 100 people have died and more than 50,000 have been displaced.

Soon after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Shah in New Delhi, this meeting was announced.

Sarma visited Imphal on June 10 and met with N Biren Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur, as well as other political figures. Sarma also convenes the NDA’s Northeast unit, NEDA (North-East Democratic Alliance).

The UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi remarked on Wednesday that the violence had left a “deep wound” in the state.

The Opposition has questioned the Prime Minister’s silence on the matter. In addition, representatives from up to 20 Opposition parties are anticipated to meet in Patna on June 22, the day before the scheduled conference, to develop a plan to challenge the BJP in 2024.

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express

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