Economic blockade of any area unjustified: Sushma Swaraj


NEW DELHI, November 2 (agencies): The economic blockade of any part of the country was wrong and must be prevented in the future, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday, a day after the 92-day blockade in Manipur was partially lifted.

`I am happy to know that the 92-day long economic blockade in Manipur has come to an end. This has been the longest economic blockade,` Swaraj said on the microblogging site Twitter.

Adding that `we are one country`, she said: `The economic blockade of any part of the country is wrong and unjustified. We must prevent such blockades in future.`

The leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha said that a BJP delegation met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Oct 21 to express its concern over the situation in Manipur.

`We requested him to take effective steps for lifting the blockade,` she added.

The economic blockade in Manipur was partially lifted Tuesday with one of the two striking groups ending its agitation following a written assurance by the state government on creating a new hill district.


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