SHILLONG, April 13: The BJP Jharkhand Unit, president and MP Laxman Gilua on Thursday allayed concerns raised by the Christian communities in Meghalaya by informing that a request has been made and the centre is working to change the date of observing digital day in Meghalaya which coincides with Good Friday in the state.
“It is a coincidence that the dates of Good Friday and digital day fall on the same day. We have made a request to centre to change the dates of observing digital day in Meghalaya and the centre is working on it,” said Gilua talking to newsmen in the city.
It may be recalled that the state government has decided against observing Digital India Day on April 14 because it coincides with Good Friday which is an important occasion for the state’s Christian-majority population.
Chief minister Mukul Sangma took strong exception to the NDA government’s decision to hold the event on a sacred day, and stated that it was an attempt to “dilute the secular fabric of the nation”.
NPP President and MP Conrad Sangma had also shoot a letter to PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday requesting to defer the dates for celebrating Digital Indian Day.