SHILLONG, Dec 10 - A day after Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma held a meeting with State Governor Satya Pal Malik, Opposition Congress leaders today met the Governor and demanded implementation of the inner line permit (ILP) system and the Meghalaya Residents� Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) in the State.
The Chief Minister had taken up the twin issues of implementation of the ILP regime and the MRSSA during his meeting with the Governor on Wednesday. Sangma said that the Governor promised to pursue the matter with the Union Home Ministry.
�We discussed this in detail and the Governor will go to New Delhi after December 17, where he will meet the Union Home Minister and other leaders to discuss the matter. We hope that a positive way forward will be found,� the Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress submitted a memorandum to the Governor in this respect today. Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said that the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly has already adopted an unanimous resolution for inclusion of Meghalaya under the provisions of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, and implementation of the ILP system in the State.
�The resolution was in response to the widespread demand coming from across the State for introduction of ILP after the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act was enacted by the Government of India,� the Congress delegation said.
The party sought the Governor�s intervention to convince the Central Government to implement the ILP regime in the State. The Leader of Opposition also sought the Governor�s intervention to operationalise the MRSSA, which was enacted and notified in 2016.