The Meghalaya government has put in a request to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah when the latter visits Shillong on January 23 but has not heard back on when or if he will meet with state leaders.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said today that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is keen to meet Shah to discuss the demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP). Tynsong also said that pressure groups have also approached the government for help in getting an appointment to meet Shah on the subject as well.
The Union Home Minister will be in Shillong to attend the inauguration of the 69th plenary session of North Eastern Council (NEC) and will depart the same day.
Besides the ILP, the government also wants to discuss the desire for the inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, proposed amendments to the Sixth Schedule and the longstanding border dispute with Assam.
Tynsong informed that Shah will land at around 10 am in Shillong and head straight for the State Convention Centre where he will inaugurate the plenary meeting of the NEC and return to Guwahati the same day.