Shillong, September 12: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K.Sangma said that the State Government is awaiting the response from the Central Government on the resolution passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on the implementation of the ILP.
Raising the matter for discussion in the zero hour, Mayralborn Syiem who is the suspended MLA of the Congress said that the demand to implement the ILP in Meghalaya is no. longer new, and the Legislative Assembly had also passed the resolution to demand the implementation of the ILP as per the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations,1873.
He said that the matter was raised with the sole intention for the Government to take due notice on why the ILP has not been implemented till now and added that the Government should expedite the process for ILP to be granted in the same way as the resolution for its implementation was passed in the Legislative Assembly. He also put forward questions on the cause that is leading to the Indian Government in delaying the go ahead for the implementation of the ILP, the reason for ILP not being granted, or are there other excuses for the ILP not being granted, and he also urged the Indian Government to give the go ahead for the implementation of the ILP or to give the reasons if it does not intend to grant it.
Responding on this matter, Conrad Sangma said that the demand for ILP by Meghalaya is still under the perusal of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), therefore there is no other option but to wait for the directions and approval of the Ministry.
The Chief Minister said that the demand for the implementation of ILP has intensified in the state after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was implemented, in which he also informed that many groups and the State Government have made this demand heard with the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah during his visit to Shillong on the 23rd of February,2021.
With regards to the question raised by Mayralborn Syiem, Conrad Sangma said that the State Government from its end has written to the Central Government and added that the MDA Government has given due importance to this matter since the resolution was approved by the Assembly on the 19th of December 2019.