Manipur CM meets Prime Minister, takes up Monika issue

first_imgManipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is believed to have taken up the issue of weightlifter L Monika Devi’s exclusion from the Indian Olympic team.The Chief Minister is understood to have taken up the issue, which has sparked widespread protest in Manipur, with the Prime Minister, official sources said.Earlier, Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) had decided not to participate in any national championship and forthcoming National Games if Monika was not sent to Beijing as part of the Indian Olympic team.The decision to boycott the national championships and National Games was taken at a joint meeting of the MOA, different sports associations and students organisations on Friday in Imphal.A 24-hour general strike was observed in Manipur on Friday in protest against the dropping of Monika from the Indian team to Beijing.Monika’s exclusion in the team became a major issue, in Manipur with sports associations organising rallies to protest against the dropping of Monika from the team.last_img

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