Cabinet Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh, on May 26, visited Voice of the People Party (VPP) chief Ardent Basaiawmoit, to request him to withdraw the indefinite strike that he has undertaken since May 23.
Lyngdoh said, “I have come as a concerned citizen of the state to request Ardent to withdraw his agitation. This is not good for the state. We need to talk because without it how will we come to an understanding? We cannot.”
She said that she had come to visit him as an MLA and a resident of the state, adding “I felt it was needed for me to come, so I came. I have done my duty. I am sad, I feel it is my responsibility as well. I have a right to come here to request him to kindly withdraw his agitation.”