Conrad meets Meghalaya Governor on ILP, MRSSA

Shillong, Dec 9: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday met Governor Satya Pal Malik to discuss on the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Act, 2020 and Inner Line Permit.

“The Governor is also concerned about these issues and he will take up the matter at his level with the Home Ministry,” Sangma told reporters after meeting the Governor.

According to the Chief Minister, Malik also asked the state government to take up these issues simultaneously with the central government.  

The Chief Minister also said that during the discussion, on the MRSSA, Malik had expressed his concerns of the people of the state stating that are important to him and that he will do his best from his side by meeting the Ministry of Home Affairs and to try to move these issues forward.

“We hope to find a positive way forward,” Sangma said.

Sangma said that the Governor said that he will be going to Delhi to meet the Home Minister and others to discuss the matter.

According to the Chief Minister after seeing the entire file (on MRSSA) the Governor felt that it was doable and possible but at the same time he felt that this matter needs to be discussed with the centre because there were certain concerns earlier and due to that this bill did not go through at that point in time.

“Therefore it will only be appropriate to discuss it with the centre and that is what he will be doing,” Sangma said.  

The Chief Minister also informed that the entry point at Umling, Ri-Bhoi district will be inaugurated on December 16.

Sangma also informed reporters that Delhi-Shillong flight will start from December 21.

“The airlines have confirmed that flights will operate at least twice a week from Delhi to Shillong will be operational,” the Chief Minister said.

Sangma also informed that it will be a 72-seater Q400 flight which is more advanced to ATRs. 

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