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MLAs will now be allowed to speak in the Khasi and Garo language in the Assembly, preparation process has already started: CM

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SHILLONG, July 04: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma said the State is in the process of making it possible for the MLAs to speak in the Khasi and Garo language in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. He said for this he has also spoken to many leaders and also spoken about it several times with the Speaker of the Assembly.

Sangma said this while responding to a news reporter who asked about the native language not being spoken properly by the public and even the MLAs too even though the State already has the Meghalaya State Language Act.

The Chief Minister said it is time to allow for the use of the Khasi and Garo language in the Assembly, if only during sessions except for the question hour, other parts will be worked towards allowing the use of the Khasi and Garo language.

He informed that this matter is under preparation and arrangements for it have moved forward and expressed an expectation to implement this sooner, if possible in the Autumn session which will be held this year.

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