shah: BJP will initiate talks with all underground groups, establish peace in Manipur: Shah | India News

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IMPHAL: Union home minister Amit Shah Tuesday pledged to establish peace in Manipur by initiating talks with all underground groups operating in the state.
He also asserted that all smuggling activities will come to an end in Manipur, which will be “drug-free” within the next five years.
Addressing a poll rally at Heirok in Thoubal district, Shah said “we have shown in Assam and Tripura… where 9,500 youths laid down their weapons and joined the mainstream”.
“No youth will go to jail, none will have weapons in their hands, but will join the mainstream and work for national development,” the senior BJP leader said.
Last week, opposition Congress had complained to the Election Commission about a purported statement of support by a militant group, the Kuki National Organisation, in favour of the ruling BJP.
The statement of support claimed that as the Union home minister and…

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