Manmohan to travel to Manipur on 3rd Dec

Manmohan Singh & Sonia Gandhi likely to visit Manipur

Manmohan Singh & Sonia Gandhi likely to visit Manipur

According to an official from the government, Prime minister Manmohan Singh will visit blockade-hit Manipur on 3rd Dec to attend a series of programmes and address a public gathering. The prime minister will most likely be accompanied by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi during the one day visit.

“Singh would inaugurate a city convention centre, inter-state bus terminus, the assembly complex and the Imphal bench of Gauhati High Court building,” an official said.

He would also open the National Institute of Technology (NIT) complex after which he will address a public gathering at Kangla fort complex in the afternoon.

The upcoming 3rd december visit will be his third visit to Manipur after he became the prime minister. On Nov 2, Home minister P. Chidambaram visited the state.

The northeastern state has been facing ethnic troubles as the United Naga Council (UNC) and the All-Naga Students’ Association (ANSAM) have continued their road blockade agitation in northern Manipur to protest the Manipur government’s agreement with leaders of the Sadar Hills Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC).

The SHDDC had on Aug 1 launched a road blockade agitation on the two arterial national highways that link the state with the rest of the country, demanding conversion of the Kuki tribal majority Sadar Hills area into a full-fledged district.

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