ILP demand: Sawkmie wants all 60 MLAs to go to Delhi

Shillong, Jan 6: Congress legislator from Mawlai, Process T Sawkmie has said that if the centre delays in implementing Inner Line Permit (ILP), all the 60 legislators of the state should go to Delhi to press for the demand.

“With the Budget Session of the Parliament soon to start all the sixty MLAs should make their voices heard by taking the protest to Delhi,” Sawkmie said.

He gave the example of the farmers who are protesting since the last 40 days in Delhi against the three farms laws passed by Parliament.

“We should also raise placards in Delhi so that the people who are running the government in the centre know about our demands,” the Mawlai MLA added.

He also expressed concern that the centre found it appropriate to grant ILP to Manipur but did not pay heed to the demands of the people of Meghalaya.

According to Sawkmie, Manipur was granted ILP because it has a BJP-led government.

The legislator pointed out that earlier when the Congress government was there in Manipur the Assembly had passed a resolution to ask the centre to implement ILP, but it was rejected.

“However, when the BJP government took charge in Manipur, the centre granted ILP to the state, just to show that the government is concerned of the demands of the people,” Sawkmie added.