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Manipur CM Biren Singh initiates process to lift economic blockade: BJP 

The newly-appointed Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday initiated the process to lift the over four-month long economic blockade in the state, a BJP leader said.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2017 15:17 IST
N Biren Singh after taking the oath of office during his swearing-in ceremony in Imphal.
N Biren Singh after taking the oath of office during his swearing-in ceremony in Imphal.(PTI Photo)

The newly-appointed Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday initiated the process to lift the over four-month long economic blockade in the state, a BJP leader said.

The chief minister, in a special meeting with cabinet ministers and several MLAs, agreed to take up measures to lift the blockade, BJP media secretary L Basanta Sharma said in a release.

The move comes a day after N Biren Singh took oath as the first BJP chief minister of the state.

The United Naga Council (UNC) has blocked the national highways 2 and 37 since November one last to protest the creation of 7 new districts by the then Congress government in October last year.