Imphal, February 13, 2019:

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh congratulated the people of Manipur after the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

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Singh, who is currently stationed in New Delhi with 11 other political parties of the state, stated that it is a collective victory for the united voices which rose against the passage of the bill in the Upper House. He gave credit for the successful opposition to the bill to the Meira Paibis, students’, NGOs and different political parties for their concerted democratic protests.

The Chief Minister stated that during his meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Monday, Rajnath Singh had (unofficially) assured that the bill would not be tabled without the consensus of the people of the North East.

Stating that internet ban and curfew were imposed as preventive measures to maintain law and order, the Chief Minister appealed to the people of the State to continue its focus on the developmental work in the State. He said the Government is committed to continuing developmental activities in the hills and the valleys and sought full cooperation from the people.

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