Meghalaya : Govt committed to ILP issue

The decision on Inner Line Permit (ILP) which was passed in the Assembly is an evidence proving the state government’s commitment to the issue, said Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday.

During the Statehood Day celebration, the CM spoke to the journalist stating, “The previous government did not pass any resolution. We took a step forward by passing it. It clearly reflects the commitment of this government to the issue”.

Regarding ILP in the state, several meetings were held by the government with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the past, said CM Sangma.

“It is a process that takes time. It took time also for the states which are now covered under the regulation,” he said.

Few organizations have set an appointment with Shah during his visit to the state on January 23, the requests were shared with the Home Ministry, said Sangma.

“It will be upto the Home Minister whether or not he will meet them. But given my past experiences, he is very open to meeting people and holding discussions with them. We are hopeful,” the CM said.

The members of the state cabinet were also hoping for an appointment with Amit Shah.

On January 23-24, the 69th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in the city will be chaired by Amit Shah. It will be attended by Minister for Development of North-Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and members of the NEC, comprising Governors and CMs of the eight north-eastern states.