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Manipur govt to hold talks with UNC over lifting of blockade

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

The will hold talks with the (UNC) on Sunday for lifting of the four-month-long economic blockade imposed on the national in the state by the outfit.

Briefing the media after the first cabinet meeting of the N Biren Singh-led government, state minister Th Bishwajit said talks with the UNC would be held on March 19 for a solution to the economic blockade imposed on the national

He hoped that "positive results" would come out of the talks.

Bishwajit did not divulge the venue of the talks, but said the issue was "on the table" even before the new was formed.

The economic blockade imposed by the UNC on the two national in has led to a shortage of essential commodities in the state.

The blockade was imposed in November, 2016 against the then O Ibobi Singh-led government's decision to create seven new districts in the state.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 17:58 IST