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Lifting of economic blockade top priority, says new Manipur CM

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

N Biren Singh, who was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur, said his government's top priority would be to solve the four-month-long economic blockade that has caused immense hardship to the people.

Speaking to the media after the inauguration of the first-ever in the state, Singh said, "We need to solve the crisis as soon as possible."

Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh also said lifting of the economic blockade would top the government's agenda.

Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, who attended the swearing-in ceremony, said his party would play a constructive role as Opposition in the Assembly.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:08 IST