Guwahati, Dec 7: The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya has exhirted upon the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to lead a delegation of all the 60 MLAs of the Assembly to Delhi to persuade the Centre to introduce Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state where presure groups are threatening agitation over the issue.
Congress Chief Whip, PT Sawkmie Stating that al 19 Congress MLAs will stick to the resolution passed unanimously in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly last year said, “Now it is almost one year since the resolution was adopted in Meghalaya assembly for introduction of the ILP and we have to again remind the Centre especially the Union Home Minister on whatever had been committed for this issue”.
He pointed out that the Union Home Minister had asked the Chief Minister to pass a resolution in the State Assembly in favour of ILP introduction and then come to him again. Sawkmie said, “I would like to request that he (Union Home Minister) to keep the promise.”
“Now it is high time the chief minister should fix appointment with the Union Home Minister and all the sixty MLAs including the three MPs of the state should go to Delhi demanding ILP in Meghalaya,” he said.
Stressing that this move is important, Sawkmie said, “On this matter we cannot go separately as Congress, NPP or regional party. We have to be one and stick to our resolution that we had adopted in the state Asembly. From our end we should put pressure on the Union Home Minister and all sixty should stand united.”
He further said that if that move does not work, then they will have to protest in New Delhi. “Now is the time; if they do not listen to all sixty MLAs and MPs, then we will have to protest in Delhi,” he added.