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Meghalaya: UDP walks out of BJP-led NEDA over Citizenship Bill row

TNT desk | Feb 20, 2019

In what may be termed as a blow to the BJP-led NEDA in Meghalaya, reports are in that United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to break alliance with BJP.

Party vice president, Allantry Franklin Dkhar, said, “The regrouping of all North Eastern Political Parties in Guwahati has rendered NEDA bereft of regional parties.”

Dkhar also said that UDP is not a part of NDA, as NDA is a Parliamentary Alliance and the party has no MP in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. He further said that led by Donkupar Roy, the UDP strongly opposes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and asked the government to seriously look into the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP).

It should be noted that Amit Shah on Sunday said that if the BJP comes back to power again, the party would revive the CAB. Shah’s remarks have evoked sharp reactions among various political as well as indigenous organizations in the northeastern States as the CAB lapsed in Rajya Sabha after massive protests in the region.

Notably, UDP has 8 MLAs in the NPP-led government in Meghalaya.

It m,ay be mentioned that Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) was the fire regionsl party in Assam to break ties with NEDA over CAB row.

With inputs from Pratidin Time

Things are going to be different in MDC elections this year; Find out more

SHILLONG | Feb 01, 2019:

With Khasi and Jaintia Hills set to go to ADC poll on February 27, the state government has laid down all the required provisions to ensure the smooth conduct of the elections to the two district councils — KHADC and JHADC.

State govt. looks forward to partner with bigger states in India

SHILLONG | Jan 21, 2019:

The NPP-led MDA Government is looking to have partnership with the bigger States in the country in terms of sharing of ideas which will help the State to move forward.

Find out the names of recipients of Meghalaya Day award 2019

SHILLONG | Jan 17, 2019:

Like every year, the Meghalaya government will present the state awards to its “deserving” citizens engaged in various fields ranging from social services to sports.

Here’s the names of recipients of this year’s Meghalaya Day Award. The list was approved by the Meghalaya cabinet on Wednesday.

The awards will be presented on Republic Day celebration in Shillong.

CM presents “Entrepreneur of the month” award to James Evantis Dkhar

SHILLONG | Jan 14, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today awarded — “Entrepreneur of the month” award to James Evantis Dkhar, who runs a weaving and textile production unit at Umroh, Mawkasiang.

CM inaugurates Lake View Cottages and Orchid Lake Cottages near Umiam Lake

SHILLONG | Jan 9, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today inaugurated the Lake View Cottages and Orchid Lake Cottages near the scenic Umiam Lake constructed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

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