The state government had largely forgotten about the unanimous resolution passed in the state Assembly last year in favour of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) until the Congress rejigged its memory, Mawsynram MLA Himalaya Shangpliang said today.
“It is only during the Autumn Session in 2020 that we (Congress) reminded the government what it has done to push for implementation of ILP,” Shangpliang said, adding that from that moment did the issue regain momentum.
The Congress legislator said that if the government thinks that it cannot achieve ILP implementation on its own, it should invite all the 60 MLAs to go to New Delhi and demand it from the government of India.
Recently, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it endorses the demand on ILP’s implementation and it will do all that it can on the issue and this was welcomed by Shangpliang.
“If the BJP government in Delhi and the state unit of the BJP are on the same page, that means it will make the Centre’s decision easier,” he added.
Shangpliang stated that, with the involvement of all parties, he believes the central government will listen to the plea for ILP.