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State to examine taking 60 MLAs to Delhi for ILP

Shillong, March 14: The state government will examine the suggestion for leading a delegation of all 60 legislators to the national capital to pursue the implementation of ILP in the state.

The suggestion was made by PT Sawkmie (Congress) during the question hour on Monday.

“If CM can take all 60 MLAs to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeing us, the government will consider giving ILP to Meghalaya,” he said.

Sawkmie pointed out that Manipur had passed a resolution on ILP three times and after the third resolution, the Centre gave ILP to Manipur.

The chief minister assured to examine the suggestion to take all the 60 MLAs to New Delhi to pursue the matter.

He also asserted that the state government would continue to take up with the Centre for immediate implementation of the ILP.

“We will continue to pursue and hope to reach a conclusion on this line,” Sangma said.

He said the demand is being examined by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The chief minister said reminder letters have been sent to the MHA after the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to implement ILP in the state on December 19, 2019.

He said the state government had also submitted a memorandum to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Shillong on January 23, 2021.

Answering a supplementary query by Sawkmie,  the chief minister said the plan of the state government is to pursue and to convince the Government of India that ILP is implemented in the state.

He said the resolution passed by the House itself established the seriousness of the state government on the issue.

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