Meghalaya Govt. to seek separate appointment with Amit Shah


The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to seek an appointment for a separate meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to the state for chairing the 69th plenary session of the NEC on January 23.

The decision was taken at a special cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday.

“We have decided that an appointment will be sought from the MDA government for meeting the union home minister on January 23. His office will confirm to us where we meet him separately,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters after the meeting.

Asked, Tynsong said that the delegation of the MDA government will flag before the union home minister pending issues like the resolutions on inner line permit (ILP), the inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

Apart from this, he also informed that the delegation would also raise issues related to the long-pending boundary dispute with Assam and the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

On being asked if NGOs will be allowed to meet Shah, the deputy CM said, “Officially we have received few applications from the NGO side and now arrangement is being made for the appointment of the NGOs with the union home minister.”

Meanwhile, Tynsong also informed that elaborate security arrangements have been made ahead of Shah’s visit to the state. “Police have already taken care of all this so everything is already in place,” he stated.

Earlier, NEC secretary K Moses Chalai also called on the Chief Minister at his office chamber ahead of the 69th plenary session to be held in Shillong on January 23 and 24.