The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Monday promised to constitute an expert committee to be set up to study and resolve the demand for implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, if given mandate.
Highlighting its major promises under the heading ‘Reclaiming Meghalaya’, TMC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee assured that all the stakeholders will be taken on board for consultation and deliberation in this regard after getting the mandate of the people.
“We will take all the stakeholders on board, their feedback, and their suggestions into consideration, we will have deliberate consultation with everyone, and then do what is best for the state,” Banerjee said.
“An expert committee to be set up to study and resolve the demand for
implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.”- TMC’s promise
Demand for the implementation of Inner line Permit in the state is not new; this demand grew stronger after the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act. A long-pending demand of the pressure groups and the political parties of Meghalaya, however, the slogan- ‘No ILP, No Rest’ reverberates across the state, but it could not change the mind of Delhi over the issue.
The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in December 2019 adopted a resolution for implementing ILP, which will impose restrictions on the entry of ‘outsiders’ in the hill state. The Centre is ‘mum’ over the issue and the delay in ILP implementation has caused resentment and hurt the pressure groups and the political parties.
Social organisations slammed the Centre for its “lack of political will” to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.