Meghalaya seeks financial assistance from centre to complete Assembly building

Shillong, Feb 15: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker, Metbah Lyngdoh on Monday said that he has sought financial assistance from the central government for the construction of the new Assembly building.

Lyngdoh informed that he made this request to the Centre through Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla during his visit to Delhi recently.

“I have asked for some sort of help in facilitating the funding of the new Assembly building , we understand that the State Government cannot funds its construction,” the Meghalaya Assembly Speaker said.

Lyngdoh informed that he had spoken to the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on this who informed him that due to some constrains because of the pandemic and other issue the state cannot fund the construction.

He informed that the estimate for the new assembly building is Rs. 200 crores approximately and the State had sought for about Rs. 100 crore more from the centre.

“The same has been made aware with the Fifteenth Finance Commission and it has recommended around Rs. 100 crores for the new assembly building,” the Speaker informed.

 Lyngdoh also informed they met the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and have requested her to consider and approve all the recommendations made by the Fifteenth Finance Commission.

The Speaker also informed that the progress of work for construction of the new Assembly building in Mawdiangdiang is as per the bar chart.

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