CM Biren appeals to call off 48 hours bandh

Pothashang News Service: Imphal September 26, 2018: Manipur chief minister Biren Singh today said the state government is ready for talks to find an amicable solution on the varsity issue. He appealed to withdraw the 48 hour bandh and urged the people to advise and guide the students and other stakeholders to come forward for talks with the government.

The chief minister was talking to reporters at his secretariat today.

He appealed the people of the state to make a collective effort in restoring normalcy and peaceful academic environment of Manipur University.

General strikes and bandhs affect not only the economy of the state and day to day activities of common people but also create bad image of the state to the outside world. He lamented that the representatives of the people including himself wouldn’t be hesitant to take part in any form of agitation on such issue which affect the interest and integrity of the people and the state. Now, it’s time to introspect the reason for imposing bandhs and general strikes in the state, he added.

Biren appealed the people of the state not to support any unreasonable bandhs and general strikes called by some vested interests. He called out that adequate security measures would be deployed during the bandh. He asked the government officials to attend their respective offices without fail.

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