Shillong | March 20, 2019
Shillong Parliamentary seat independent candidate, Samuel Hashah filed his nomination before East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Abhishek Bhagotia on Wednesday afternoon.
Hashah will be contesting against two-time Congress Shillong MP Vincent H Pala and ruling MDA nominee and UDP leader Jemino Mawthoh.
The independent candidate is a former kickboxing player who had represented Meghalaya in various national events. He is the second candidate to have filed his nomination for the Shillong Parliamentary seat.
Talking to reporters after filing his nomination, he said that one of his top agenda is to raise and resolve the long pending inter-State boundary dispute with Assam. He said that the second issue is the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
“I am strongly against the CAB and there is a need to alert the state government for the protection of the indigenous people of the state,” he said.
The young aspiring politician assured that if elected as MP, he would take up and pressurize the Centre for implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system to check influx and illegal immigration into the state of Meghalaya while adding that the demand for ILP is gaining momentum in the state following the move to implement the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which seeks to provide citizenship to illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Hashah also assured to raise problems related to inter-state boundary dispute with Assam and international border with Bangladesh besides stressing the need to address the increasing drop out rates in the state through proper education policy in place.