Shillong, Feb 15:
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma is likely to go to New Delhi again next week to seek an appointment with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah.
The meeting with the Union Home Minister to discuss on the resolution adopted by the Assembly to implement ILP in the State on December last is yet to materialize.
The Union Home Minister continues to defer the meeting with the delegation from the State. He (Amit Shah) recently assured Conrad that he would meet the State delegation after the Delhi polls.
“Meghalaya Chief Minister will be going to Delhi next to seek an appointment with Amit Shah at the earliest. We are keen to meet the Union Home Minister to apprise him on the resolution adopted by the Assembly on the need to implement ILP in the State,” Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed here on Friday.
It may be mentioned that local NGOs have questioned the delay of Amit Shah to meet the state leaders. They pointed out that since December last, Shah continue to postpone the meeting and had asked leaders to wait till after Christmas then New Year, then Republic Day and after Delhi Elections.
The impatient Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (CoMSO) had decided to implement ILP on its own by launching the Direct Action protest.
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister had requested the NGOs to have little patience since State Government is equally concerned with the issue of influx and illegal immigration.
“The State Government is very keen to meet the Union Home Minister. We are fully prepared to present our case on the need to implement ILP in Meghalaya. Meghalaya Chief Minister will lead a delegation of the State Government to Delhi as soon as we get the appointment” Tynsong added.
It may be mentioned that on December 19 last, the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to implement ILP in the state.