After almost 138 days, apex body of Nagas in Manipur United Naga Council has decided to lift the economic blockade on two highways which it imposed following the earlier Congress government's decision to create seven new districts in Manipur.
Representatives of UNC and BJP-led government met and decided that the blockade will lifted from Sunday midnight. People of the state had to face immense hardship due to the blockade. Police had in the past arrested UNC leader Gaidon Kamei in connection with the economic blockade. Blockade was an issue in the recently held assembly elections with Congress blaming the UNC and Bharatiya Janata Party and NSCN-IM for being in hand in glove and persisting with the blockade.
BJP blamed the Congress for the blockade and failing to perform its constitutional duty despite being rendered all help from the Centre.