Congress will oppose the peace agreement if the geography of Manipur changes: Jairam Ramesh
IMPHAL: criticizing the Center for alleged lack of transparency in the ongoing peace talks of Naga, former union minister Jairam Ramesh He has said that Congress will oppose any agreement if the geography of any other state in the northeast changes.
A delegation of six members of Congress arrived here on Sunday to take stock of the situation in Manipur that arose from the Naga peace talks and gather the opinions of the people and party leaders in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) .
There is no transparency regarding the Naga peace talks by the central government. Progress in the ongoing peace talks in Naga has not been revealed, Ramesh told reporters at the Bhawan Congress here.
Congress will oppose any agreement that changes the geography of any state in the northeast region, including Manipur, he said.
During the term of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Center had signed Assam and agreed without changing the geography of any state, said the main leader of Congress.
The former union minister was accompanied by AICC secretary general Mukul Wasnik, former union state minister Jitendra Singh, parliamentarian Manickam Tagore, AICC secretary Ranjit Mukherjee and Mohammed Ali Khan.
Last week, the Ministry of Interior of the Union had said that many rumors and misinformation that Naga's final agreement had been reached and that it would be announced soon.
This is creating anxiety and worry in some parts of the country. It is clarified that before reaching an agreement with the Naga groups, all interested parties, including the states of Assam, Manipur, will be duly consulted and their concerns will be taken into consideration. It is not necessary to give credit to such rumors and incorrect information, the MHA statement had said.
Former Manipur Prime Minister O Ibobi Singh said that the Center, according to media reports, has rejected the NSCN-IM demand for a separate flag and constitution during the Naga peace talks.
People in Manipur are confused if the demand for the elderly has been accepted or not. If the current government accepts it, the party will oppose teeth and teeth, said the leader of the Legislative Party of Congress in Manipur.