Congress leaders meet Kharge, apprise party chief of situation in Manipur 


Manipur Congress leader and former Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh along with other party leaders on Wednesday met the party’s national president Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi and apprised him of the situation in the northeastern state.

After meeting the delegation, Kharge said that the Congress will send a team of observers to Manipur to ascertain the situation.

Taking to Twitter, Kharge said, “A delegation of @INCManipur leaders apprised me of the tremendous difficulties which the people of Manipur had to go through during these troubling times. A team of observers are being sent shortly to ascertain the ground realities.”

“The situation in Manipur remains tense and is deeply distressing. The Union Government should do everything possible to see normalcy returns to the state. Every community has a stake in ensuring peace. Let us take everyone in confidence,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Centre and State government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a status report has been filed and the situation has improved in the state. There were some issues at the state border and maintaining peace and tranquillity is important.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta tells the Supreme Court that the intention is to restore peace in the state. He says a total of 315 relief camps manned by district police and CAPF have been established. The state government has sanctioned a contingency fund of Rs 3 crore for relief measures. Close to 46,000 people have received help so far, SG Mehta added.